I grew up in New York City. I didn't start taking photography seriously until I moved to the country (a village two hours north of NYC) a little over a decade ago. I missed the city far more than I could have expected, and I picked up a camera to document and hold on to the things I could appreciate about country life and knew I would eventually take for granted. I was first drawn to the simplicity of digital (no sending off film or dealing with negatives). When I started to crave more of a challenge, I was inspired by my friends Cara Farnell and Joelynne Johnson to picked up my father's old Nikon F, and film has now become a part of my life. I am still exploring, looking for the camera and film combinations that work for me. The forests and fields and villages of Upstate NY are my inspiration, and my muses are my two teenage daughters.
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