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From the moment I received my first SLR camera some twenty years ago - a 21st birthday present - it was love at first touch. To me it was, and is, an instrument of creation and inspiration, and it transformed the way in which I viewed the world. Born and raised in the midst of the natural beauty of New Zealand, I have since had the good fortune to travel extensively and to experience the wonder and beauty of varied countries and cultures.
Along the way I've discovered that a photograph is much more than a moment, an image, or an emotion. Not only can it serve to capture the true essence of a person or place, it can embody their heart and soul. When this is accomplished the photograph takes on a life of its own and triggers a deep emotional response in the viewer. As a professional photographer and an artist, it is this goal that I seek to accomplish. Each time I raise my lens I strive to capture the heart and soul of my subject.
I'm blessed to call Bend in Central Oregon my home, an area with an abundance of natural beauty and a plethora of wonderful activities. Every day I wake up grateful for where I live, what I have, and who I am. My passion for photography could not have evolved without my husband and two young children. Over the years they have offered me endless enriched moments to capture, moments that perfectly illustrate that a photograph can be so much more than just an image.
My passion in life is to search out these "soul moments" through the lens of my camera. I invite you to join me on this ever evolving and exciting journey, one that will undoubtedly provide intimate and remarkable memories captured forever for your lasting enjoyment.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

A trip to the FUNNY FARM...

It took us 10 years to finally pay a visit to the local Funny Farm  just 5 miles from my town, Bend Oregon. 
Established in 1977, this property is a one of a kind road side attraction. 
You can stroll the Yellow Brick Road with music playing, walk through a garden where bowling balls grow and chickens and goats roam around a heart-shaped Love Pond. Inside the red barn there is junk and antiques to shop for or you can rent one of the hundreds of costumes. The highlight for my kids and I was exploring the overgrown garden. The photos below will give you a feel of our experience. 
The cat you will see was born without full front legs so she would happily sit like a rabbit. To top it off we got chased by a real snake  - a long narrow colorful looking creature. He was too quick for me to capture - with my camera I mean.


1 comment:

  1. Wow. I lived in Bend 4 about 12 years. I realy miss Bend and all the friends I left behind. Paul