PHOTOGRAPHY & BEYOND: Sr. Judy

 For as long as I can remember, I have loved the natural world. By the age of 10 I had picked up my first camera. (Actually that camera was really my mother’s old ‘Brownie’.)  My first venturing into photography was in black & white as one of my 4-H projects.  From those early beginnings, my love of nature and photography have continued to nurture me.

As a Sister of St. Francis of Assisi, my love of nature has grown to a spiritual yearning where I feel the touch of God as life source in a tangible way. In an intensely spiritual way, my camera has become a tool of prayer and contemplation as I wonder through the landscape of creation.  Steeped in the love of Francis, my love and respect of creation has only deepened over the years. I strive to communicate this through my cards and photography.

Now, with the aide of computer technology, I am able to design, write and create cards and prints, “Photography and Beyond.” Produced with the aide of a digital camera, computer, and software, the cards are 5×7 in size and based primarily on my photographic images of nature, landscapes, close-ups and still life.  Verses are often spiritual in nature, flowing from the God connectedness and relationality with others I experience in my daily life. Prints are keep small, usually ranging in size from 4×6 to 8×10, necessitating the viewer be ‘up close and personal’ with the images.