Compton Water Tower (skyline at night)
I'm an American photographer born in Colorado and based in the St. Louis metro area. I love to travel and have travelled extensively in the United States & Europe, but even when at home, I try to keep the same sense of adventure – looking for novelty in the everyday; finding the extraordinary in the ordinary. A musician by profession, I have recently become passionate about my photography. I have photographed nearly my entire life, but only to document travels, not to make art. Now, I've found that I can do both.
Why Wits End?
Wits End was born long before I became a photographer. My husband is British and we many years ago named our home, in the tradition of quaint British cottages, “Wits End” (there’s even a sign on the front porch). Wits End, we decided, is where we live!
But it wasn’t until I really was at my wits end that I took up Photography as a serious hobby. I was going through a lot of stress and negativity in my life and Photography gave me a new challenge. Learning a new skill distracted me from the stressful parts of my life. I started a 365 Project (One photo a day for a year) and looking for beauty in the world every single day kept me from sinking into despair. In a very real way Photography saved me when I really was at my wits end. The name of my photography studio reminds me that even on dark days, I can see beauty and that every day I can choose to see that beauty.