I am a voyeur so, it isn't any wonder photography is my passion. With my camera, I can capture moments that will never be again.
My first 35mm camera was a gift from my mother and father. As a sophomore in high school I left behind my beloved tennis racket to pursue journalism. In the school darkroom, I spent hours and hours developing black and white prints of athletes suited up on courts, tracks and sidelines. Image after image eased into being in those cool, liquid baths revealing light, color and humanity suspended in time. After graduation I put the camera on the highest shelf in the closet and ran off to college and new experiences. Like most people, I walked the miles with blinders on for many years, caught up in working and bill paying. I have never worked at anything I truly, passionately love but I have always truly and passionately loved photographing the world as I see it. And, with the rise of digital photography I discovered a renewed interest and a way of seeing and being wide awake in the world again. So, once again, I am a voyeur...
Thank you for viewing these images. I am honored to share them.
lisa a. butler