Since I started StoryPortrait Media in 2007, I knew that I wanted to use photography, audio and video to help individuals and organizations who inspire me, share their story, in their own voice, with the world.
My work motivates me in so many ways. First, it’s a constant education â€“ from the technical aspects of using DSLR cameras for motion and the workflow of capturing, downloading, editing, uploading, and archiving this intangible digital media to the people; their stories, experiences, leadership and their effect on the community. I am challenged and in awe daily.
And, second, I believe in optimism. Some may say I live in a bubble, and am not accepting or facing “reality”. I say, I am one of many holding up the torch and hoping to shine a light on all those who defy, in their vision and action, the apathy and fear that dominates the headlines. And, one story at a time, start shifting the energy.
My friends, my family, and my community give me inspiration and hope.
Photography and image-making gives me a means to contribute and be of service.
Business, and the desire to support myself and others with my passion, pushes me outside my comfort zone, and hopefully makes me a better person, living fully, failing and trying again, meeting my edge.
This year, I will continue to explore, play, collaborate, learn, and delve into the well of creativity, to bring hopeful, positive, life-affirming stories to the fore. If you have suggestions for organizations, businesses, artists, or individuals who have a meaningful story and work to share, please let me know!
For now, I invite you to visit the new StoryPortrait Media website. It is a work in progress, as always.