Photo Of The Day – Guest Photographer – Beth Shepherd

IMG_0386 This week’s guest currently hails from my ‘home city’ of Seattle, Washington, USA.  Beth Shepherd showed up on my radar via Travel Blog Exchange and is fairly new to the whole blogging scene, but has been traveling many a long year, including a recent trip to Tibet in the Fall of 2009 which I’ll be featuring this week on Photo Of The Day.

I hope you enjoy Beth’s images as much as I’ve enjoyed picking through them to bring you seven this week.  And now for the magical four questions!

1. Explain a bit about who you are and the type of photography that interests you most. 

My interest in photography started when I was a child, in our basement, where my father had a small darkroom. I thought the entire process was pure magic. The past ten years were spent as an avid SX-70 Polaroid photographer. With Polaroid film now discontinued, and my stockpiled supply dwindling, I’ve begun to get acquainted with digital.
Originally from upstate New York, I’ve lived in Seattle, Washington for 23 years. I love to travel though I don’t get far a field as often as I’d like. I’m fortunate to live in the Pacific Northwest as there is so much to see in our beautiful region. The world of blogging is new to me. I hope to post some of the stories I’ve written to this site.

2. If you could have a paid trip for 4 weeks anywhere in the world just to photograph and report back, where would it be?

For a paid trip, I’d go just about anywhere! I’d be interested, one day, to visit Poland and Eastern Europe where my ancestors are from. Africa would be fascinating and I’d take a plane ticket to India, Nepal or back to Tibet any day.

3. Name two of your photography inspirations.

Imogen Cunningham. Her images are so sensual.

4. What do you hope to convey to others through your photography?

Seeing an image in my mind’s eye and capturing it on film makes my heart sing. Inspiration is all around, in the day-to-day meanderings of life. I hope that my photographs evoke the feeling or emotion I experienced in the moment when I captured the image, and can act as a springboard for imagination or broaden the viewer’s horizons.

One Reply to “Photo Of The Day – Guest Photographer – Beth Shepherd”

  1. Sherri

    Beth’s “Now I See the Light” transported me immediately to a wondrous place. Exquisite! I look forward to more of her work being shown.


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