First a textile designer, then an architect, and now photographer. My life has been anything but a straight line. Looking back, though, I realize that I have always been a photographer, starting with my Kodak “Instamatic” camera at the age of 12. In college, I had my Honeywell Pentax SLR with me, and now I shoot with a Nikon D610.
I have traveled to India and Peru, shooting for non-governmental organizations (N.G.O.’s) and donating the photographs to help illustrate their causes. Although that work was the most satisfying, I found it very difficult to live in “third-world” environments without the basic day-to-day amenities we take for granted. You can see my work here: https://susankessler-
More recently, I have moved from documentary photography to landscapes. I love experiencing the beauty of nature, and expressing it through photography, for others to appreciate as well. This past summer I was fortunate enough to have been awarded an artist residency in Iceland. With its many waterfalls, extraordinary landscapes, and the sun setting at midnight, it was the most magical place on earth! I left my heart in Iceland, and present work from that trip here.
Thank you for allowing me to share my story and my work. I am so happy to be a part of the Churchville Photography Club!