After retiring from the corporate world, I began to look for something to do with all my free time. I’ve always been passionate about the study of cultures different from my own and the people who have adapted to very different circumstances. My niece, Liz, talked me into taking a National Geographic photography workshop in Siena, Italy, and that’s all I needed. Ten years and 20 countries later, here I am pouring over all the photographs and the memories they bring.
I traveled with Santa Fe Photography Workshops to Cuba 13 times in five years and, during that time, I learned so much about our neighbors who live only 45 minutes from our coast. They are warm, intelligent, caring, friendly, resourceful and resilient. I’ve made friends there who I continue to treasure.
When you visit a place as a photographer, you experience the people and their environment in a different way; it becomes a much more personal experience as you are looking deeper to capture something that often hides below the surface.
I wanted to share some of my favorite photos, so I hired Joey Ruse from BRNDofU Web Design who helped me to put together this website. I was so not a 12 year-old who was born with these skills, so I really appreciated Joey being there to basically do it for me. Thank you.
You don’t make a photograph with just a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.