C'est moi in Wisconsin. Photo by Rachael Finglovsky.

 

Hello! Thank you for visiting my site. I was born & raised in the United States. In my sophomore year in college, I purchased a used Pentax K1000 manual SLR camera. For fun, I took an Intro to B&W Photography during my final year of school. I graduated with a B.A. in Mandarin Chinese and worked in the non-profit sector for many years, taking advanced photo classes on the side, to relax and get centered. The traditional darkroom essentially became my sanctuary. In 2003, I had a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to serve as staff photographer at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa, Israel. What was to be 2.5 years turned into 5 years in the Middle East of a wide-range of photo assignments for the Bahá’í Faith that catapulted my professional skills and creative technique. With every project and each perfect and not-so-perfect shot/session/process, I realized what was at the center of the ups & downs I faced for every assignment - love. The lesson? Well, I learned that fully embracing love, or rather, falling into its full embrace, will never leave me disappointed. Needless to say, those 5 years at the Bahá’í World Centre changed the entire course of my life, at least what I had or could envision for my future, and it forever altered my conceptual framework about equality and the oneness of humanity. In 2008, I returned to the States to continue working in photography and to share my learnings from overseas.


Artist Statement: Art is a way to reveal the Light that is reflected in each creature on this planet, connecting us to our core and Source, constantly reminding us of our true essence and worth. I firmly believe that many of the world’s complex problems stem from forgetting our nobility & beauty at the individual level. My goal is to remember via photography what our souls already know - that we are fundamentally one and that each person is brought to this world, on purpose, with a unique and distinct purpose.

Please let me know how I can assist you with photography and visual storytelling!