My passion in photography is driven by the beauty I can perceive around me. When observing nature in such an intimate way, my heart is inspired to share it.
Although I've been doing photography for many years, I only ever enjoyed enjoyed them myself and gave prints as personal gifts. It wasn't until around 2007 that the seeds of giving began to sprout some beautiful blossoms. That's when the Venerable Tarthang Tulku so wrote "A Garland of Flowers" and "Seeing the Beauty of Being," two books which seamlessly blend his eloquent wisdom and views the beautiful local plants an animals, as I captured it with my camera.
In 2010 I moved to Seattle and after a brief pause, I was inspired by the new flora and fauna I found in the beautiful local gardens, and I again took up my camera. The beauty of these gardens so ushered me into an interest with the bees that so often inhabit them. I began to follow them at length, taking extra minutes to get to and from work. It was an inspired curiosity that I had only ever felt in the gardens of Odiyan. The bees I found danced around the flowers, spending time to frolicking in pollen and sipping nectar. Just as locksmiths has different methods to unlock different locks, so to do the bees have different dances and behaviors around each flower.
After a couple years of following these bees from flower to flower I began to print up some of these to spruce up my apartment. What may have started as a garnish ended up a family-sized salad. Along with the bee prints now decorating each room in my apartment, I've also put them on public display around town a few times at various cafes and art shows around Seattle.
WHERE DO I GET PRINTS MADE?
I tried a handful of different companies, local and out of state, and I was delighted to find Stretch and Staple in our very own neighborhood of Greenwood, who continues to get my business exclusively. Not exclusively based on some agreement or contract, but simply because they are an amazing local company who's service and products, in my experience, go unmatched.
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