Photography has been my passion
since growing up as a kid among the fine art, architecture and scenery of Northern Spain. My father was always hovering over us kids with his magic camera
and the ever present 8mm movie camera.
Those black and white photo albums
still make me smile;
I can hear his voice today saying:
“ Hey look at me!
When you grow up
this camera will someday be yours!”
which did happen;
the camera went to my brother.
Either way I loved the results
and I have so enjoyed those photos
witch tell such a beautiful story.
I started to shoot photos with film
hovering around my own kids
and everything else that caught me eye.
So much fun, like magic,
my lens has always captured
the essence of life
and the soul of my subject.
Later on, as photography moved digital,
I reluctantly made the transition
to my first SLR.
At first, I was disappointed
with the technology higher ISO and aliasing, then my curiosity took me
deeper into the digital world -
a world of the many possibilities
without chemical processing.
Along with filling my deep need for expression and an appreciation for the things
everywhere around us,
I most value photography as a tool
to tell a story using candid photographs
that reflect the essence of each moment
to last a life time.
Whether surrounded by an ecosystem,
a culture, or an outdoor activity,
I delve deeply into the aspects of my subject, looking to capture all that my eye sees
through the lens
and then tying it all together in a theme.
Based in Sandpoint, in beautiful North Idaho,
a traveler of the world,
an avid outdoor adventurer
with many years of architectural background, in love with shapes,
patterns, textures, light and color,
I go through life capturing slices of time through my lens
and turning them into visual stories.
“A picture is worth a thousand words.”
I believe those words should speak to us.
Thank you for taking your time to view my work...comments are welcome!
MARIA J TRUJILLO