Marianne and Steve have been involved with photography for over thirty years, but have only recently been persuaded to share their efforts publicly. They are both mainly traditional film photographers who have begun to work in the digital realm to a limited extent, believing that computers have their place as a viable substitute for a standard darkroom, but should not be used to over-manipulate images. Each photo is signed and numbered, limiting the number available for sale. In addition, they have added a label on the back of the mat explaining something of our feelings about the photo. They feel that in photography, subject matter and their connection to it dictates how they take their photos.
The play of the light and shadow of the instant, a fascination with details and textures, and the desire to capture the feel of motion in a still picture determines how they set up a particular shot. Sometimes it is simple serendipity and the ability to take advantage of happenstance that makes for a fine photo. Many of their pictures are of Ireland, a place that has a special place in their lives. More recently, after teaching history for 30 years, Steve has retired and begun to write. He has two novels and two Road Trip books available, and is working on his fifth novel.