'I have a need to capture every perfect moment, every captivating light, every amusing fancy. It's a still of time, then a time warp, a voyage into the unknown; when I'm behind the camera, I'm transported to other worlds, sometimes worlds within worlds. The lens can pick up so many things that my eye is incapable of; it's like a sixth sense, and when it's being used, all other senses stop as I enter an entirely different realm. it takes me outside of myself, where there is no space, time, or gravity; it's the ultimate escape.'
After having received her first camera at age ten, Elizabeth snapped her inaugural images during a trip to San Francisco. Impressed, her mother immediately upgraded her simple aim-and-shoot to a Pentax 35 millimeter and enrolled her in her first photography class. Likewise intrigued by Elizabeth's eye, her instructor took extra care to pass on her knowledge of the art and all known tricks of the trade, even spending extra time with her after class.
In high school, she continued her photographic studies at The Putney School (a progressive boarding school that focuses on the arts).
Over the years, she has owned 20 different cameras, and has rarely stopped shooting. Now an avid member of the digital age, she recently taught herself how to edit in Lightroom III (although she edits very little of what she shoots). She is currently learning Photoshop, so she can create photographic collages and light boxes.
Her preferred subjects are botanical realms, reflections that create their own cities, architecture and its intriguing lines, musicians and their instruments, birds and the secret flights within them, insects and their hidden personalities, trees and their daily dances, landscapes with their every brushstroke, portraits that capture a mood, and anything else that peaks her interest...