I have been photographing since I first had an Instamatic camera back in the '60's. A gift from my mother. I promptly used it to create a photo essay of Biltmore Estates, in Asheville, NC.
Photography took a back seat to marriage and children. My husband plunged into a home darkroom. I watched, learned and posed.
When at last, I had my own 35mm camera, I never looked back. To illuminate the world we see and feel is the purpose of the Arts. Photography rightly takes its place among the best.