My folks gave me a Brownie camera when I was nine, and I've been making photographs ever since, sometimes in faraway places—the Orkney Islands, Japan, and Belize—also in places closer to home, including the Everglades, the American South, and the Atlantic coastline.
The photograph on this page is from a series called Boatyards, and reflects an ongoing focus in my work on organic process, closely-seen detail, and forms of wealth that elude a strictly economic gauge—memory, for example, and light.
In art school, I studied painting, design, and photography. For many years, I practiced as an Art Director, and later began to write. My books include The Very Rich Hours (travel essays); Green (poems); and Angela the Upside-Down Girl (stories about identity and place). This layered experience, in design, writing, publishing, and photography, also informs my work as the Communications Director for the MIT School of Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences.