4844 Langdrum Lane
Chevy Chase MD 20815
70 Middle of No Way Lane (Fri to Mon)
Castleton, VA 22716
I have been an avid photographer since childhood. I spent many years as a free lance photographer doing newspaper and magazine photography and taught photojournalism at the University of Maryland.
I have always enjoyed making portraits and spent many hours developing and printing black and white photos in my darkroom. I exhibited a selection of black and white portraits in 2011 at Middle Street Gallery.
I began to use a digital camera a few years ago and to concentrate on color landscapes on trips and when I was in Rappahannock County where my husband and I have a log cabin.
In 2010 I acquired an iPhone and downloaded an app called Hipstamatic. I found the square photographs made by this app very appealing and have been exploring this new format ever since. Hipstamatic photographs are reminiscent of the old Instamatic cameras of the 70s and have the strange color and lighting characteristic of that inexpensive camera.
Taking photographs with the Hipstamatic app is almost like painting a watercolor to me – very different from the precise results you can expect from 35 millimeter digital cameras. The photos are unpredictable, sometimes unpleasant but frequently intriguing and beautiful, a weirdly off but interesting version of reality.