Judith Monroe believes that we are often overstressed and too busy in our modern world, numbing our senses and making us feel disconnected. She sees the natural world we live in as an amazing place full of potential for refreshment and connection. As she goes through her daily routines, Judith endeavors to focus on the natural elements she encounters, whether taking a walk through nearby woods, walking her dogs in a local park, or stopping to view an insect. She collects natural objects, takes photographs and makes artworks to surround herself with the nature that energizes her. Judith finds solace and peace and reminders of her faith in nature. She says, “A breeze is God’s caress across my face, a leaf is a symbol for growth, a butterfly is a reminder of our potential for transformation into something better than we are today.”
To David, Street Photography is like A People Safari. As he roams the streets of a city, camera at the ready, David keeps his eyes open for humorous situations, intriguing expressions, ironic moments, and touching interactions. One favorite location he’s drawn to are museums, not only for the beautiful art, but for the juxtapositions created by visitors.
It’s exciting and personally rewarding to make a photograph -- a moment in time that is unique. In the click of the shutter, a street image is captured – one that has never been seen before and will likely never be observed again.
“You cannot make street photography happen; it must present itself. I recognize and capture images that speak to me; to find interesting things in ordinary places.”