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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.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Video of my trip to Dominican Republic

In this video, I share some of what I captured with my camera in the Dominican Republic this month while staying at an Orphanage in a town near the Haiti border. 
An amazing program called Orphanage Outreach not only helps over 60 orphans it also offers education in the schools, medical and dental clinics where there is tremendous need in this third world country. All of this couldn't be possible without all the wonderful staff, volunteers and donations.
It was refreshing to experience the simplicity of the third world and be in the moment. My experience has reminded me how grateful I am for where I live, what I have, and who I am.
Check out:  www.orphanage-outreach.org


( to watch the video in full screen, click on the icon next to the word vimeo in botton right on the screen below )

Faces of the Dominican Republic from Jill Rosell on Vimeo.