I am a semiserious photographer who began to become serious during a previous life in the world of independent documentary film. This was after growing up in Kabul, Jeddah and Ankara as a diplomat’s daughter.
The community of independent documentary film is where it dawned on me that I accepted the responsibility of asking viewers to see through my eyes. I began to shoot documentary stills, live and copy stand work.
Then I added a very nice macro lens to my old Olympus OM2 to photograph things people don’t usually see unless they look close.
A year ago, I broke down and purchased a basic digital camera, an Olympus SP-500UZ, so I could take it with me on my journey back to Turkey and use the internet to send photos for posting on our web site Ankara High School Connections
RedBubble has inspired me to learn to use the macro function on the digital Olympus, and I am trying to see the image as a card.
Looking around RedBubble’s Gallery, whose name has been reduced to “art” as Journal was degraded to “blog,” I have found inspiration for some wonderful images of where I live.
I saw a photo of an old coffee grinder that reminded me we have one in the Casa. I have an old Yemeni silver dagger and a case like one I’ve seen here on RedBubble. I have found photos that evoke the same feelings as some of mine.
RedBubble is something I found by accident during a search for direction in getting Frog in a Rose
digitally printed onto nylon as a garden flag.
I signed up on RedBubble because it offers fabulous photos as cards, even ones of my photos!
Rancho San Julian
Santa Barbara County, California