Thursday, 31 March 2011

Let's get started

There are not many people that know at the age of 8 what the want to be when they ‘grow up’. I am one of those lucky ones, I found my passion the day my grandparents first let me step into their darkroom, I remember watching with amazement as the image slowly appeared on the paper as my Grandfather gently rocked the tray holding the developing solution, I was fixed!

Over the years I have been humbled by the number of people that write to me or tell me how much they love the images I create; I love to create them, there is nothing more rewarding than to know that one or two of my images has put a smile on someone’s face.

I am always striving to improve, I pray for the day I will be good enough to be viewed in the same light as the master photographers that have inspired me through my photographic journey. It is hard to believe that I have been photographing professionally now for over 16 years, I still feel and see myself as a young photographer just starting out, still learning, it constantly amazes me when I see my books on the shelf in Barnes and Nobles on 5th Avenue in New York or when I receive a photograph from a friend of my books on display in the window of a small shop in the back streets of Prague. To take a passion and develop it into a career is a wonderful achievement; it hasn’t always been easy but I can say that my life is very special, I am extremely lucky to be able to make a living creating images.

I hope this blog will give you an insight into my life as a photographer, show you a little behind the scenes. Please write to me, ask me questions, and share in my experiences.

A Bientôt


  1. Hi Rachael,
    i think it's great that you are starting your own blog! I hope you will place a lot of posts :-) Your work always brings a smile on my face and even more it inspires me to make paintings and drawings. So thank you so much for sharing your work with the rest of the world! Hope to see lots more of it ;-)
    Take care, greetings Sliekje and cats

  2. Hello Rachael!
    How are you?
    I was just wondering what you have been up to and Wow! I love your new photographs and your latest books. It's Alex here (nz Newfie Oscar's sister). I can't believe you are living in France, such a beautiful place and you have a lovely family!
    I'm currently living in London, have been here for over 5 years.
    If you would like to catch up, my email is
    Looking forward to hearing from you.
    All the best,

  3. Great blog! I came here via November's Elle Deco, your photo of a sleepy spaniel p.103. Beautiful.