There is a Buddha statue in my garden. While the Buddha simply sits and watches, the garden grows and decays, the snails destroy lovingly tended plants. Accepting it all, the Buddha sits.

As a photographer, I sit and watch. I welcome those moments of stillness when the image I will create first speaks to me. 

I've been a photographer since childhood. I have loved maps just as long. I have a graduate degree in Interdisciplinary Computer Science from Mills College where I focused on graphics.  I owned a business restoring old photos for a few years. Now I do the same restoration work with my Box in the Closet.

As a map collector, I love the graphic design of old maps. I have built a small collection, dating from about 1600 to about 1800, of maps depicting Holderness, a portion of the East Riding of Yorkshire. My people passed through there lending their name to this now-forgotten corner of England. I enjoy what the maps reveal about the evolution of the place and I enjoy the different ways that evolution is depicted.

May these images bring you a moment of stillness in your busy day.