Kitty Ray Brown shared this with the Arts Council: “Several weeks ago, cleaning out my mother’s house, I came across my first camera. The camera name must have spoken to me those many years ago: Brownie! Ever since I got it, I’ve enjoyed capturing images as I see them. Preferably, up close.
For many years, I’ve kept a camera nearby at all times, capturing thousands of pictures of family, children and grandchildren. They’ve all heard me say, “Just one more”.
My career as a jeweler and a watchmaker influenced an interest in the tiny details most people never notice. I like to surprise the viewer. “Fire in the Eye” is an example. Pictures that appear at first glance to be black-and-white, but actually are in color. “Cabin hidden in a snowy forest” is an example, as are some of the flower pictures.
My formula for making better pictures is fairly simple: Take pictures every day. And keep in mind the advice of the great Robert Capa: “If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough.”