The personally creative side of my photography goes through variations of inspiration and focus. Sometimes I have the time and energy to create extensive, comprehensive bodies of work, and sometimes my muses emerge over long periods of study, often with many returns to the same subject over many, many years.
My love of Fort Point, San Francisco, began as a child with an old manual SLR camera and countless rolls of black and white film. It was a place my family would frequently stop to visit on our way into or out of ‘the City’ when visiting with friends or playing tour guide to visitors from out-of-state. These two shots are from one of those early rolls of film, scanned ages ago when the at-home scanning technology was still rather limiting.
We likely visited Fort Point so often due to my father’s photography hobby, which I suspect led him to love the place then as much as I do now; with an overwhelming array of juxtapositions, angles, textures, layers of light and shadow, the intersection of Fort Point and the Golden Gate Bridge is a photographer’s paradise.
Now, I’m the one pitching it to visiting friends who want to spend a day in San Francisco, and it’s likely that for many years I’ve always managed to end the day at this historic spot, camera in-hand, without really thinking about my ulterior motives. Fort Point has emerged as one of my most beloved muses and I never tire of hunting out the details and architectural compositions that I find so interesting there.
Explore more of Fort Point, San Francisco in my archives. Fine Art prints and Editorial licensing options are available; please note that due to the range of resolutions and cameras used over the years, some photographs will be available in larger sizes than others.
It is an August ritual, the gleaming chrome, rumbling engines, shifting gears and crowds of automotive aficionados, all converging to transform Monterey, California into a car collector’s paradise. From vintage automobile races to open-air shows, there are endless opportunities to see examples of fine historic vehicles and rare luxury supercars up close and in beautiful detail. For more classic car photography and racing photography from Monterey Car Week, please visit the APK Photography Automobilia Archives.
I have been photographing automotive events for nearly as long as I have lived in Monterey, and it is truly remarkable to see the variety of cars and the passion of the owners and fans. From a shooting perspective, these celebrations of automotive engineering and history are always well-attended, meaning that I have no choice but to work with the crowd and explore new angles from which to capture both the details and the larger feel of any given event. Lately, I have become even more interested in capturing the interaction of the people and the cars, resulting in moments like the shot below.
Of course, there is always the simple and deeply satisfying fun of moving in closer for those more finely tuned abstract and detail images, with the added challenge of highly-variable light/shadow intensities on shiny surfaces…
To purchase these images and others as fine art prints, or to inquire about editorial licensing, please visit my Automobilia Photography Archives
As the daughter of a pilot, it is nearly impossible for me not to look up when I hear airplane engines rumbling through the sky. These two planes passed overhead while I was on a recent travel photography expedition, and while I only had a split second to catch them from my spot on the sidewalk, I am actually quite pleased with the unexpected composition of the powerlines and dramatic sky framing, before these two planes passed into the bright afternoon sun.
I have long loved seeing familiar landscapes from unfamiliar perspectives, and an aerial view of the earth always invites the eye to pause and take in the details. Sometimes the effect is as if a map has come alive, and our minds seek to become oriented within the relationships of geographic features and man-made structures.
For me, the most captivating details are the ways in which the effects of time are made visible on the landscape, and to really see the larger features and their accompanying textural details, one must take to the air. This image is one of many in an ongoing series of fine art aerial landscape photographs, ‘time will tell‘, in which I am exploring the nuances of the North American landscape and the subtle stories it may have to share.
From recent travels in California, this short series of abstract rain and landscape photographs was shot from a moving train. I’ve released them as fine art photography prints, offering a quiet and moody visual experience. As light is captured and scattered by each water-drop caught on the window, the lush green and warm earth tones of an agricultural landscape softly fill the background, occasionally interrupted by the gray concrete and distinct lines of urban infrastructure. Travel, and particularly train travel, can be a very contemplative undertaking, and I created these images while thinking about the recent challenges of a very transitional time in my life. It is my hope that these photographs may speak to others as well, and offer an opportunity to reflect on life in it’s abstract, fleeting beauty.
In honor of the green hills and blooming spring wildflowers I’m seeing every day now, I’ve released a gallery of selected springtime Fine Art Flower Photography Prints, freshly picked to brighten any room. A perfect gift for mother’s day, these fine art prints are available in a range of print styles and sizes, offering a bit of enduring spring beauty suitable to any budget or occasion.
Find additional Flower & Floral Fine Art Photo Print selections in the APK Photography Archives or request a hand-picked bouquet of custom print options tailored to meet your design and decorating needs.