Over 27 years of taking photos.
1984. Start as an art director at Saatchi & Saatchi London
The creative director literally plucked me out of college after seeing my photos and I win my first D&AD award within the year.
As an Art director, I’m at the fulcrum of many different communication skills whilst being in control of the concept. I also work with many of the best names in photography
Specializing on international projects I travelled all over the world.
From New York to Shanghai to Eastern Europe.
1991: After winning Time-Out travel photographer of the year
I took a 1-year trip around the world as a photojournalist.
1993; I become creative director of Uniphoto/Pictor International Photo library UK.
1994: I arrive in Amsterdam on the back of a Harley Davidson. With my french husband Pierre. For almost 3 years I work as a Senior Art Director for Young & Rubicam.
1997: I move to Anderson & Lembke Amsterdam and transfer to their SF office. The agency merges with Mc Cann Erickson and I become a VP ACD and a US citizen.
1998: We move to the houseboats in Sausalito where I start documenting the community.
Arcadia publishes my photos in their book - ‘The houseboats of Sausalito’
2000: Pierre & I sail across the Pacific from San Francisco to Hawaii in a 32 ft sail boat. I switch to freelancing wherever in the world it takes me, from designing tattoos, to teaching, photography & art directing. On smaller projects I work on a bartering system which leads to things like being trained in energy work & being given a set of conga drums.
2002: We go to Death Valley where we meet a community who live in an old mining ghost town. I paint murals there & photo document the people there. Pierre builds us an underground home out of shipping containers & a studio for me.
2003: Set up 12 Frames a small company specializing in greeting cards, calendars & limited edition books and prints.
2004: I work in London at Ogilvy & Mather. To cope with the tedium of commuting on the tube I create a photo essay ‘Taking the Moquette’.
January 2004. I have a Solo photography exhibition in London.
London Transport museum request to exhibit the tube work.2005: I found a charity to maintain the culture of Richardson Bay involving saving the Charles Van Damme ferry a local maritime artifact. I co ordinate an exhibition and documentary telling the ferry’s story. We have 6 shows on this theme including the Bay Model and Main County Faire.
2006 - 2008: Freelance as a creative director in the Bay Area. I become part of the photographic team for Burning Man and photograph for numerous publications & tv shows.
2009 - I became a volunteer guide at the Monterey Bay Aquarium where I have the chance to show some of my Aquarium photos.
2008 - 2010: Founded Soul River Studios - an art salon in Big Sur: We have over 30 events in 2.5 years and raise money for the local fire fighters. www.soulriverstudios.com
2010: I move back to Darwin CA , a small ghost town near Death Valley. I start a series of work inspired by the landscape here - this can be seen at www.copperattractions.com
As an independent contractor I work with a variety of companies, from fortune 500 to non profit grass root start ups.
Current projects include, the Lone Pine Museum of Western Film History, where I work on the exhibits, branding and film festival imagery, the Paiute Shashone tribe. where I run activities for the after school program, the Owens Valley Growers Cooperative where I am helping to launch their new food Co-op.
July 2015: I get an photo exhibited in the Louvre, Paris in the still life section of the Fifth Annual Exposure Award.
Some of the Photo essays & film footage covered.
The London Underground.
Venice in the dark in the fog.
Americas cup challenge.
Lifestyles from around the world
Aquatic life: Seahorses, jelly fish and more
Notes from the Edge: Darwin Ca
Photographer’s gallery: London
Hamilton’s Gallery: London
The Jordaan: Amsterdam
Artisan’s Gallery:- Mill Valley
Mosconie centre: San Francisco
Caledonian Rd Art festival: Sausalito
Soul River Studios - Big Sur
The Illumigarden:- Mill Valley
The Louvre - Paris France
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