My name is Ingrid, and I love playing with light, color, texture and pattern through the medium of photography. As a classical musician and music educator, I believe visual art, like music, has the power to transform both mood and mindset.

I learned the basics of darkroom photography back in high school, shooting with an old school Konika SLR. After a 20 year hiatus, I resumed shooting, my focus primarily pet photography (9 Lives Photography). When I added a macro lens to my camera bag, it literally opened my eyes to a new world. My images are now captured with a variety of digital or film cameras and lenses, and edited in my digital darkroom.

Many of my images I capture on my daily walks. By slowing down, I notice details I might otherwise miss. I am most inspired, and humbled, by the beauty and fragility of nature in all her seasons. I'm also intrigued by urban landscapes, imperfection and objects with history. My style is ever evolving, shaped by new techniques, experimentation, introspection and art across all genres.

GROUP SHOWS
Brushwood Nature Center Holiday Art Market (Riverwoods, IL):  2020
Chicago Flower & Garden Show Photography Exhibit: 2020
14th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards Exhibit (Barcelona): 2020
Brushwood Nature Center Holiday Art Market (Riverwoods, IL):  2019
West Ridge Artists Group Show (Chicago):  2019
Brushwood Nature Center Holiday Art Market (Riverwoods, IL:)  2017

HONORS
Chicago Flower & Garden Show 2020, Winner (Live Model category)
14th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Honorable Mention 2019 (Abstract category)
14th Julia Margaret Cameron Awards, Honorable Mention 2019 (Nature category)

PUBLICATIONS
Tails Magazine Cover, 2016
Life Images, 2010
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