When I started out as a young photographer, a teacher asked, "What do you want to shoot?" and I replied, "EVERYTHING!"
Though I was gently disabused of this grandiosity and guided more specifically toward categories where my eye was drawn, over time I realized my original answer was actually pretty close to the right one for me. Because where my eye is drawn is always to the story of an image; the flash of action, the grasp of light, the decisive moment of thought or expression. And every image, it seems - whether portrait, landscape, still life, animal, vegetable or mineral - has its own story in there somewhere. The trick is holding long enough to find it or having the great good fortune of catching it in the blink of an eye!
My artistic journey since then has been an eclectic one, a slow, steady process of experimentation toward my particular style of visual storytelling. It's been mostly instinctual, but with excellent tutelage and guidance from renowned and respected teachers along the way.
I invite you to enjoy a look through my galleries. There are many, and it's a wild mix, but each picture was chosen for its individual story; I have a feeling you'll find at least one that resonates with you!
LORRAINE DEVON WILKE
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