"My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport." - Steve McCurry - 

About Me

From a young age, I have always loved to look at a photograph.  There is just something so captivating about freezing a moment in time.  I love finding old photographs in antique shops and wonder about the stories of the people they hold within their four corners.  Yes,  I have given many of those images new homes.  I can't bear to leave some of those people in a shop. 

 

I grew up on a farm in West Texas milking cows, hauling hay, picking okra and snapping beans.  I was sandwiched right in the middle of them all. I often feel like I belonged more to the Depression Era than the Star Wars Generation.  We didn't grow up with much but I learned to appreciate kindness and hard work.  I became an expert "watcher of the world" learning quickly how to read people and also how to start a conversation with just about anyone. 

 

Photography started for me is a way to hold on and record the history of my children's lives and a way to be involved as I  watched my husband coach high school baseball over the last 18 years.  I began to really love being behind the lens - once again where I could sit back and just be a watcher of the world.  In the last few years I have become interested in every aspect of photography and pushed myself great lengths to grow my craft.  I know this will be a lifelong journey of learning.   

 

 My husband and I have five children between the ages of 14 and 30 and a German Shepherd named Layla.  We live in the Houston area on a quiet street  - except for our house! 

 

 

© 2015 Becky Koesel