I have always loved animals and reading, photography, architecture and history since my teens, as well as travel and handcrafts.
I enjoy finding a small feature of large buildings or scenes that is either very poignant or ‘earthy’, the sort of detail that travellers often overlook because they are focusing on the ‘bigger picture’ (not always the greatest view in this case)!
I am still not on intimate terms with the features offered in my cameras but each time I upgrade to something a bit more sophisticated, so my options – should I wish to avail myself of them – do broaden accordingly, and the last couple of times I have travelled overseas, were dominated by my viewing absolutely everything I saw with a ’photographer’s eye’.
I have been creating photographic cards for some years now and selling them locally on a small scale, but I derive immense pleasure in being able to share my love of photography with others, rather than have them imprisoned inside the covers of seldomly visited photograph albums on a dusty shelf. I also indulge in ‘scrapbooking’ these days which means my photographs are all sizes and take up a lot more room than is perhaps ‘healthy’ given the size of my home. I suffer for my ‘art’, there is little doubt, but even martyrdom has its rewards.