Rose Reis-JacksonBio

I grew up on the California coast and spent many weekends camping and hiking in the mountains. My interest in photography developed from this love of the outdoors and as a way to explore the wonders of our planet. My work is inspired by the combined elements of earth, water, air, and fire which comprise nature, create the changing seasons and together form spectacular, unique natural environments.

Many of my images are intended to convey a sense of freedom, space, and some intimacy. Through these images, I hope you will take a second look at the world around us and maybe experience a more intimate connection with nature. My live images are mounted full bleed to the edge so you can almost feel like stepping into the picture. If after viewing these images, you feel as if you are part of the scene, I will have succeeded.

I'm currently making images with a Canon EOS 10d digital camera, Canon 28-105mm and 100-300mm lenses. The majority of my time exposures at sunrise and sunset were made using Fuji Velvia chrome film and a Canon Elan II film camera. My formal training began at San Jose State University and I've been inspired in workshops led by National Geographic photographers.

Ghost mentors - the artistic/scientific Great: Ansel Adams, painter Georgia O'Keeffe, and the prolific, talented late Galen Rowell, each of whom I consider a significant influence on my artistic vision.