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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.

Monday, October 11, 2010

The "Journey of Action" Bus paid a visit to Bend, Oregon.

I am happy to be able to blog about a young couple who are siblings, called Kassidy and Ryan Brown. Along with their film crew - Donovan and Nick, they are on a journey of a life time, heading from Alaska to Argentina on a very cool bus!

This is what they have to say about their journey they recently begun:

 We believe our generation, Generation Y, is aware of the social and environmental challenges we face as a nation and as a world, but  they lack tools for action. Fortunately,  there are a lot people making change a reality, from social entrepreneurs to non-profit organizations and educational systems, but they receive little or no media attention.
We are driving from Alaska to Argentina to volunteer with and showcase these amazing active citizens. It’s a six month expedition that will take us into 14 different countries, covering over 15,000 miles.
Two filmmakers, Donovan Green and Nick Kova, are documenting the journey. We are blogging and uploading our photography daily, and most importantly we are producing weekly webisodes.
We are addressing a number of issues- the environment, education, human and civil rights, the global economy, poverty, global health, politics and others for the purpose of attracting and bringing together as many people as possible into this movement of action.
US Cities: Juneau, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Navajo Nation, Denver, San Antonio, Little Rock, and New Orleans.

To learn more about their journey or to follow along with them please go to:
or their facebook page:

They recently spent the weekend in Bend and presented an award at the Bend Film Awards Ceremony. Today I had the pleasure of capturing this refreshing couple, their crew and their vibrant bus. Of course they now have a 'I LOVE BEND OR' sticker on their bus bumper. They did say they love Bend!

I wish them well on their adventures....