Electra Field

Twilight, that magical time when it is neither day nor night, was what compelled me to take these images. I wanted to create something soothing and serene. My love of the water and abstract photography led me away from a literal subject. I was inspired by Hiroshi Sugimoto’s Baltic Sea, Rugen photograph. Something so simple, yet there was a complexity to it. Over the course of a month, I returned to the same location, at the same time of day and used the same composition, focusing on the light as my subject. I was amazed by the variations. I centered the horizon to achieve balance and increase the feeling of serenity. These pictures can be hung as a set, or individually.

Seeing something different, something more than the literal subject is my favorite pastime with my camera. My love of photography began at an early age with an Instamatic Kodak camera.  From the Instamatic I upgraded to a 35mm SLR film camera, and now use a mirrorless digital camera. The experience in my late teens of documenting a cross country road trip with my camera inspired me to earn a degree in photojournalism from Boston University. Over the years, I have worked as a reporter and photographer for a semi-weekly newspaper and photographed weddings and family portraits.

I have been published in the El Defensor Chieftain, the Socorro Chamber of Commerce and the Half Moon Bay Review. I have won awards at the Pacifica Fog Fest and the Peninsula Photo Contest. My work has been shown at New Mexico Tech, the Sanchez Art Gallery, Filoli Historic House, Palo Alto Art Center, the Arc Gallery, and the Healdsburg Center for the Arts. If you are interested in more details, please contact me at electrafieldphotography@gmail.com.