I have been taking photographs since I was a child, toting around my Brownie Instamatic. The look of things has always meant a lot to me, and a great photo can express the ‘feel’ of the look too. The natural world is my passion, and I strive to convey the richness and importance of wild life on Earth.
Since Art in the Garden 2013, I have traveled to Fiji. (I know, it was a slow nine months for me, but I’ll make up for it.) This was my second dive trip to Fiji, the first being in 2002. The most remarkable difference was the extreme bleaching of the hard corals. There were many fluorescent, colorful hard corals, an extraordinary and sad sight. The waters were very warm–wonderful for me but destructive for them. Still, there was much beauty, and the Fijian people were fun and as warm and welcoming as the water.
Years ago, an art dealer purchased two of my photos for a wellness clinic and matched them with an Hasidic saying. It has been one of my favorites ever since.
“When you walk across the fields with your mind pure and holy, then from all the stones, and all growing things, and all animals, the sparks of their soul come out and cling to you, and then they are purified and become a holy fire in you.”
That’s what I try to show–the sparks of soul.
Lake Manyara Elephants