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Who am I?
I'm a storyteller. I'm an artist. I'm a veteran. I'm a mother (soon to be grandmother!!). I'm a woman. I'm a discoverer. None of these are in any particular order as they all have equal bearing in my life.
What is My Background?
I've had some amazing experiences thanks to photography. My resume includes several local publications, shooting and writing human interest stories and events.
Santan Sun newspaper (under the original owners)
Go Gilbert! magazine (discontinued)
So Scottsdale magazine
Scottsdale Health magazine
I am the house photographer for the Chandler Center for the Arts since 2011, shooting the meet and greets with the talent as well as the talent during their performances. I've also shot in other venues, such as the Jobing Arena, Talking Stick Casino and Resort, and Mesa Art Center. Overall, my celebrity performance portfolio is extensive, and it's been an amazing journey to photograph entertainment legends such as BB King, Buddy Guy, Wayne Newton, Debbie Reynolds WITH Carrie Fisher, Vicki Lawrence, and Lily Tomlin.
Recently I turned my focus to fine art photography, and “Duende: Passion Through Play” was my first solo exhibit at the Alwun House in Phoenix. I’m humbled and grateful with the results of that show; opening night was very successful, with 5 of the 13 pieces finding homes by admirers. Duende is not finished; I still have several more images lurking in my head and intend on finding future venues for this collection.
What do I use?
Some people fixate on the gear a photographer uses. I get it. Today's access to photography equipment is easier than ever, and some mistakenly associate expensive gear with talent and success. I come from the school of thought that a true visionary can create art with the cheapest cameras. Some of my best shots were made with a Kodak EasyShare 1012IS. But just in case you really want to know, I shoot with a Canon 5D Mark III, and I have a few film cameras that I play with from time to time, including a vintage Leica. I still lust to own a Hasselblad, because, well, it’s like owning a Rolls Royce. :-)
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