My Bullet Journal Bio:
*My photography style is eclectic. I shoot a variety of subjects. Inspired by landscapes, nature, the beach, storms.
*Sometimes I shoot strictly photojournalism - years of working in news.
*Creative me - I can spend hours working on one image - adding textures, layering and creating a new art photo.
What my clients collect: 'A big thank you to everyone who buys my work!'
*Black and White Beach scenes
*Western images (Cowboys, Cattle drives, Chuck Wagons)
*Oklahoma landmarks and landscapes
What I love to shoot:
*County Fairs - the colorful spinning rides at night or a stormy sky background in the day, the youth showing livestock and of course, the food!
Storms and skyscapes
*My addiction for storm chasing with a camera can be blamed on my news career and living in Oklahoma!
*This list could go on forever, instead just click on my galleries and give me some votes and favorites.
Who am I really?
A former news reporter/editor who now works in a museum, managing social media, drafting a newsletter, researching artists and art, and curating exhibits - where every day offers surprises much like a newsroom.
(Did you really think I'd get into those chapters?!)
Where have I lived?
*It all began in San Francisco, CA; and over the years, stops in Colorado, Oklahoma, Oregon and a few other places.
Have quietly judged the Stephens County Free Fair open class adult photography contest on and off for a few years now.
2011: Chisholm Trail Arts Council-Fine Arts Gallery January artist's reception, non-award show: featured images included Coca-Cola & Stiletto Heels and Dream photo collage (not yet on FAA).
2010: Solo exhibit at Chisholm Trail Heritage Center, a top 10 western museum. Show featured images from the Oklahoma Centennial Cattle Drive 2007, Chisholm Trail.
2009 Cowboys & Indians Photographing the West, Honorable Mention 'Cowboy Silhouette'
2009: Waurika Juried Arts Show: Professional division, 3rd place for 'Weathered Barn'; judged by Danny Bills, curator for Wichita Falls Museum of Art
2008 Waurika Juried Arts Show: Professional Photography division, 'Purple Beauty'; judged by Dr. Andrew Phelan (OU)
2008 Stephens County Fair: Photography, 1st Place, Adult, Portrait, 'Mya'; 3rd Place, Plant life, 'Botanical Study in Black and White'; 3rd place in Oklahoma Photography B/W: 'Cowboy's Pledge'
The first shows I ever entered (1995) Crowley County Days (county fair) and Arkansas Valley Fair, both in Colorado. Blue ribbons, Best of Show and People's Choice awards were all the encouragement I needed to keep shooting.
Riding The Chisholm Trail: 'Once in a lifetime' - the stories and images of the cowboys of the Oklahoma Centennial Chisholm Trail Cattle Drive in 2007; (2009 http://www.blurb.com/books/752862-riding-the-chisholm-trail-once-in-a-lifetime)
Kachinas: Carved by Mike Aguirre - featuring the artist and his collection of Kachinas. This was the first exhibit I curated and designed at the museum. I created the book as a gift to Mr. Aguirre. (2015)
Honoring a Legend: Clark McEntire, World Champion Steer Roper (2014) - I had the pleasure of an exclusive interview with Mr. and Mrs. McEntire, as he was the first recipient of the Living Legend Award, on behalf of the Prairie Circuit Finals Rodeo - Duncan committee.
Duncan .. the magazine; editor and contributing writer and photographer.
*Have photographed and created numerous postcards and advertisements while working at the Chisholm Trail Heritage Center.
What next to shoot:
*Would love to photograph some extreme sports - surfing
*Travel California and photograph its beauty
*Civil War re-enactments
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