PHOTOGRAPHY

I read somewhere that when Michelangelo was asked how we was able to create “David,” he said that David was in the marble all along. All he had to do was carve him out of there.Standing in front of that piece in Florence 500 hundred years later gave me the feeling he didn’t quite have his arms around the gift he left the world.But there is something I understand about what he meant… The artistic quest of searching to showcase the extraordinary, the essence of life in whatever level of art you create. Whether that art is in a music composition, a drawing, a dance, a poem, a photograph, playing music, or any other expression that becomes a canvas to say thank you to the world.I love to take a walk with a camera in my hand because I am able to focus on the hunt… The hunt for a peak in the window to an expression of the joy of life — that I find declares itself in the oddest of homes. In the reflection of light on our water, on the bark of a tree deep in a forest, in the wind pushing against a leaf. In those moments, in those rare treasured moments, I find myself drifting away from the world — to a hypnotic second home that is so quiet… where time moves so gently.How I love how a camera holds my hand and walks me into that enchanted world…

I CAN HEAR SICILY

THE ROMANCE OF BONIFACIO

THE GRACE OF SARDINIA

THE RIVERS OF SANTA FE

THE SOUND OF LAKE COMO

OH, CANADA

SAVANNAH IN THE SUMMER

AN IDAHO WALK AT DUSK

AN EXTRAORDINARY GARDEN

FAMILY

HOW LAGUNA BEACH MIRRORS MY DAUGHTER

HOMES WITH A SOUL

AN ENCHANTED VIEW FROM PORTOFINO

ALONG A COUNTRY ROAD IN NEW ENGLAND

A GARDEN THAT LOOKS LIKE MY FRIEND

A DEAR FRIEND’S EXTRAORDINARY GARDEN

WATER AND SAND IN MONTECITO

THE SOUND OF DEER VALLEY IN EARLY FALL

ALONG THE RED RIVER

ON TAKING AN AUTUMN WALK IN HINSDALE

ALONG MY NEIGHBORHOOD CREEK

My mother’s walk through Old Grau Mill

Joan Lawley Dunne at Old Grau Mill