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 naturally 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 as well, taking me down various avenues of the creative arts but always with a camera in hand and a chronicler's eye. It's been a slow, steady process of experimentation, one that ultimately led to my particular style of visual storytelling, mostly instinctual, but with excellent tutelage and guidance from renowned and respected photographers and teachers along the way. What has evolved is what has ultimately found its way into these many galleries.
I invite you to enjoy a look through my pictures and galleries, purchase a print or two (no better gift!), perhaps some cards, certainly leave comments, 'like' or 'pin,' but, mostly, take your time and enjoy the images. There are many and it's a wild mix, I grant you, but each picture was chosen for its individual story and I have a feeling you'll find at least one that resonates with you!
For more details, music, links, and loads of fun bio pics, visit my site @ LorraineDevonWilke.com. Please feel free to get in touch regarding your own photographic needs, whether shooting, processing, research, restoration, or just to send a note!