While pursuing a successful career as a commercial photographer specializing in fashion and music, Elizabeth has methodically nurtured her vision in digital photogra- phy into its’ present tense highlighting her deep personal connection to sea and sky.
Born in Alberta, Canada; raised in Portsmouth, New Hampshire; and educated at Boston University and New England School of Photography, Elizabeth has traveled the world in her work with world renowned rock and jazz musicians. Her work has been the cover art for platinum selling CDs and has been featured in fashion maga- zines around the globe. Her travels have always included time for personal explora- tion with her camera and those experiences have not only yielded exceptional subject matter but have sharpened her focus for artistic opportunities at home in Laguna Beach, California.
“I began to shoot and paint for myself twelve years ago when I lived in Newburyport, Massachusetts. I loved shooting album covers and fashion models, but on my own time I was shooting the salt marshes on Plum Island and painting seascapes of the Atlantic. When I moved to Laguna Beach in 2010 it just all came together for me. I was literally immersed into the Pacific Ocean and I loved it.”
Elizabeth’s dramatic images of the sea and sky are at once impressionistic and yet in sharp focus; she does very little post production work with her images. “I sometimes feel like a hunter who waits and waits and waits for his target to show up and then I wait some more for the absolute right moment to shoot. Living in one of the most beautiful cities in the world gives me an abundance of beautiful sunsets and dramatic seascapes and yet I find very few moments that I actually chose to shoot. It has to be just right for me; it can’t be forced.”