My passion for flowers and flower photography grew through serendipity - from
learning about flowers in my mother's garden to meeting friends, like a lady who
grew orchids in her greenhouse.
After retiring early, following 36 years of operating room nursing,
I found that this same friend was volunteering at The New York Botanical Garden.
Having taken photography and gardening courses there, I applied and was
accepted as a volunteer in their photography department. I remember my excitement
the first time I looked through a MACRO LENS. Through that lens, I began to explore the beauty of the myriad of flowers in this 250 acre oasis.
I never tire of walking the grounds, seeking a new flower vignette or a scene, begging to be photographed.
I began flower photography at The New York Botanical Garden 18 years ago , taking courses with some wonderful photographers like Sonja Bullaty and Angelo Lomeo. In '87 I began a 2 year period volunteering in their photography department under Allen Rokach. I continued working for him until '96 at his Center for Nature Photography and attended several of his workshops in Maine and Colorado. I have been doing freelance photography in my company "Spectrum Images" since "94 and photography for NYBGsince "97.
As a member of Color Camera Club of Westchester since 1994, I've learned a lot, which certainly helped me to improve my ability as a photographer.