My exploration into photography started towards the end of my career as a graphic designer working in high technology. Photography lets me document the images of what I see every day. Graphic-style photography — images that pay attention to patterns, lines, and shapes — are the focus of my photographic subjects. My work as a graphic designer and quilt maker influence how I break down images into smaller pieces — to look at the details and how they create their own image. I am drawn to subject matter in architecture and nature, but photograph anything I find interesting to explore. Though I photograph in color, I think in black and white. I find that black and white photography best expresses the underlying structure and emotional content of my photographic subjects.