"They say the camera reflects both ways... the subject being photographed and the attitude and emotions of the photographer. I could only see beauty the day I was privileged to meet Pongo at the Center for Great Apes as well as feel love for the work to rescue other orangutans and apes from abuse. Photography is a mystical experience. I see the soul of all who grant me the privilege of photographing them.
Every time I go out to photograph nature I really find myself going within. Photography is my way of communing with the Universe, Source or God ...whatever one may call that divine essence.
A native Miamian, Fort Lauderdale photographer Phoenix has enjoyed a varied career that ranges from journalism and media relations to business coach and film-making instructor. All disciplines have converged to form who she is today: a celebrated nature photographer.
The seeds of being a nature photographer were planted as a child on family vacations to national parks when she accompanied her father as he magically captured each vista with a Polaroid camera and years later with a 35 mm SLR camera. This love of nature and photography was nurtured with a steady diet of watching nature programs on television and reading National Geographic Magazine."
To see more of Phoenix's work please go to www.photographsbyphoenix.com