My journey in photography began at an early age. My grandmother said I would spent hours looking at the pictures in National Geographic before I was able to read the text. I was fascinated with visual imagery. Once I had a camera I loved receiving images. When I was in college I realized I could see more than what my little pocket Instamatic could record. A photo journalist friend helped me purchase a camera -- a Canon Ftb. We sat in McDonalds while she gave me a quick lesson in how to use the camera. After 30 minutes she said, "Now, go take photographs." The camera was film, all manual and soon became an old friend. Today, I also use a digital camera for the ease of coming home, uploading the files and printing them. However, the old Canon Ftb is still my friend.
I loved the sense of quiet I experienced when I was out recording images -- writing them on the canvas of the film. One day I finally connected the spiritual experience of photography. Thus began the journey of Meditation on Both Sides of the Camera -- the place where photography informs our spiritual lives and our spiritual lives inform our photography. My digital book, Meditation on Both Sides of the Camera was published in 2012 by Upper Room Books
I began selling my photography in 2000. My family had been telling me for years that I needed to sell my work. I was between graduate school and a job when a couple of friends convinced me to try selling my images. In 2003 I moved to New Mexico. The beauty and spirituality of this state makes it a perfect location to record images and sell them. On Sept. 7, 2013 I opened Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts in Plaza Hacienda in Old Town Albuquerque with 2 other female artists. The store provides an excellent venue to sell my photography and the work of many other local artists.
Contact me via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
V. Isenhower Photography PO Box 67436 -- Albuquerque, NM 87193 505.321.1207 Storefront: Genuine Southwest Art & Gifts 1919 Old Town Road, NW, Albuquerque, NM Plaza Hacienda (west side of ABQ Museum parking Lot)