"I am big! It's the pictures that got small." Ah, Norma Desmond....she really got it right, didn't she? Crafting a story with images becomes a unique adventure every time I take out my camera. I did not have a quirky or sophisticated first camera; I had a 110. It was the camera for the financially challenged. But hey-I was five years old, and to me---I had a super-sleuth James Bond camera that could (almost) fit into my pocket. But even I realized that my extensive stuffed animal collection had a story that needed to be told. (Felchy my stuffed snake, had many run-ins with our family dog, and boy did he have the scars to prove it!) I graduated to a Pentax K1000 in 7th grade, and have never been without a camera since then. I shot my first wedding in 1991; I worked in photo studios and labs during my college years and beyond. I have been a yearbook editor for almost a decade, and I also volunteer my services for two local non-profit veterans' organizations as well. I have continued shooting weddings and pets, and have added vintage imagery to passions.
pho·to (fōdō)= light
im·age·ry (ˈimij(ə)rē) = visual symbolism....
...because a picture paints a thousand words.