Artist Statement - Laura Hackenbrock
Laura is a photographer living in Oro Valley, AZ. She has many varied areas of interest within her hobby, and she sees the world through the camera lens. She is especially interested in macro photography and anything Arizona. Laura has been taking photographs for over 45 years. However, she became serious about making photographic art after moving to Tucson in 2005. She enjoys working with other photographers through classes, workshops and judging local photography contests.
Laura grew up in New York, Baltimore, North Carolina and Dallas, TX. She also spent 15 years in Atlanta, GA. Laura’s education is in Mathematics, and she taught Math before moving to Arizona.
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Artist Statement - Susan Taylor
Susan got her first DSLR Canon Camera in 2014 while living in Colorado, but her serious pursuit of photography went slowly until she retired in another 6 years. In early 2020, newly retired and after a move to Oro Valley, AZ, she dusted off her camera and anxiously began her pursuit of serious photography. She quickly joined a local photography group, and there she connected with Laura Hackenbrock whose art is also hung in this display. Laura is an experienced, award-winning photographer who is always generous to others with her talents, tools, and local photography spots. Despite Covid's arrival coinciding with Susan first year here, Susan and Laura began taking weekly photo excursions (using masks and following strict health restrictions), ... and so began Susan's love of photographing in all things Arizona.
Thank you to Oro Valley Library for including my images in this display. And thank you to Laura Hackenbrock for generously mentoring me and showing me this beautiful State I now call my home.