Overcoming Mediocrity - Volume IDYNAMIC WOMEN - These stories are meant to inspire and encourage women to realize their true potential.
I took my first photography class in 1976 while in the 7th grade. It laid the foundation for my love of capturing photos and the evolution of what I see through a lens today. I was surprisingly recognized for my 1998 photos of the newly erected *Petronis Towers in Kuala Lumpar Malaysia and *Mui Wo, a Buddhist sanctuary in Hong Kong, China. Four of the photos were published in the National Library of Congress in 1999. “It’s wonderful when your work gets recognized and published. However other pieces do not. Nevertheless, all of my photography is very personal and sentimental to me.”
My work as a photojournalist 2000 to 2003 for *Examiner Publications in the Tri Village area opened up a comfort zone to “getting the shot” and doing whatever it takes to get it. It definitely added confidence and fine tuning to my work. I primarily covered writing and photographing for news sections that included features and human interest, school beat, entertainment, and historical columns including a weekly photo opinion column. I also photographed special events, local government, board and village meetings and anything that was community and locally related. My travels have inspired my work by exposing me to new material in many areas of the world. Although these places were already captured on film they gave me the challenge of creating a new twist to the art of storytelling through photography. In 2010, I was accepted into the Elmhurst Art Guild and am preparing to exhibit my art in the spring art show. I have been fortunate to have been reimbursed for my photographs by: designers, musicians, dancers, actors, families, expectant moms, graduates, fashion shows, private gardens, athletes, and to catalog artists collections.
Graduation to Successes
A true story of breaking away from a negative place to flourish and set an example for my two daughters.