Ali is an award-winning and published photographer who finds inspiration in the beauty of nature and a spiritual connection between herself and the moon. Ali's images serve as a gentle reminder to pause, take a deep breath, and connect with the beauty and tranquility that surrounds us.
My Origin Story
Through my early years, my father was an avid photographer.
As life does, it got busy and the hobby fell by the wayside.
I vividly remember the whole of his darkroom in our basement sitting in boxes collecting dust...
If only I knew then, what I know now.
For my 10th-ish birthday, I was gifted a 110mm film camera.
I would load film after film and take pictures galore.
Unfortunately, none have stood the test of time.
After my own family was built and broke and built again,
the hobby also came and went but then was finally able to grab hold.
From abandoned building adventures and planning photography group outings,
to fungi madness and landscapes and moonscapes,
my photography has thoroughly evolved.
Photography is now all about the experience.
If there is an image from the adventure that I want to share,
that is a gift.
There is no greater compliment than
when others love what you love creating.
For me, photography is a chance to be present in the moment,
intimately and passionately connecting with our world,
fully and deeply appreciating the experience.
I am thankful for the opportunities I am given
and try not to take anything for granted.
A lesson I am still learning myself
and one I am trying to share out into the universe.