My father took photos with slide film in the 1950’s and I remember how much I loved to use the slide viewer to see the images. Whenever we had a snow day or I was home sick, I would spend hours peeking through the viewer at those moments from the past. They told me a story about my family.
I studied art advertising at community college, but I dropped out to work. My husband asked me what I needed to do to get the degree and I said photography, so he loaned me his camera and off I went. Let’s just say he never saw his camera again. After that we moved to Atlanta where I attended the Portfolio Center (now the Miami Ad School) to study commercial photography.
After 30+ years of freelance photography, weddings and portraits, I now enjoy creating portraits that tell a story (much like those slides).