I love the ocean, the waves that hit the pier that make sparkling designs as the water shoots up under it. I was drawn in by the beauty, and so intent on getting the images I wanted as I was shooting. I became so infatuated at getting this one image that I stepped back without looking, my feet went out from under me, as I held my camera up in the air, my body landed flat on the beach. I had fractured a vertebrae, but saved my camera! When you love something with that much passion you sometimes sacrifice a lot more than you can even imagine.
This happened January 11, 2016. It was difficult emotionally to look at what had caused me so much pain & grief. I couldn’t bring myself to view the images in my camera that I had taken that moment of the accident until I revisited the scene just a month ago. Some emotional healing took place that day, and a desire, and will to believe in myself.
Through surgery, rehabilitation and healing, I’m feeling alive again, maybe even for the first time in my life. As I have found my purpose, and a renewed love for my photography. When I saw the image that I present to you, I had to print it, as I know that moment has truly changed my life. I am now retired as a result of this accident, and grateful everyday for the time and ability to create.
Thank you for allowing me to share my passion with you through the images I create. It’s my desire that you will get pleasure and enjoyment in allowing me to take you through a place in time.