Ginny Fobert

Ginny Fobert
The featured speaker at our meeting on December 7th will be Ginny Fobert. 

My past has taken me in many different directions. From Real Estate and Interior Design, to desktop publishing, writing and editing, home building, project management, and event organizing to name a few. I have always wanted to be a photographer. One boring rainy day in 2011, I ventured out and purchased my first DSLR and just started pushing the shutter button.

M-Y-N-D in Icelandic means photo or image. ‘MYND’S I’ is the name of my photography site. I like that a photograph is made, not taken. It is made in your own mind and with your own eye, and it is slow and considered in its making. I believe that anyone can take a photo, but it takes a discerning eye, a sense of what is around you and a comprehension of how everything is reacting to the surrounding light sources to make a picture. Without light, photography would not exist. In fact light is the true subject of every photograph.

Some photographers have a uniform, recognizable style. I don’t consider myself to be a traditional photographer. To me, it seems limiting to only photograph the world in one way. I like to look for something of interest and go beyond it to find a different way to portray what I see. Someone once told me that photography is not art. My passion is to chase the light, searching for it in beautiful and interesting places, to create art and to share that with others.

Photography allows me to get outside the box, be a bit rebellious, break some rules and get away with it. Photography is also my way of slowing down, escaping the norm and watching the world move at a more peaceful pace. The day I discovered photography was the day I also discovered a hidden part of myself.

For more information on Ginny and examples of her art check out her website or follow her on twitter or facebook.