Roxanne Bouche' Overton
Fine Art Photographer + Author + Speaker
Why am I a photographer?
Because with my camera, I can hold time in my hands. A moment - a memory - an emotion - they can all be saved and savored in a photograph. Through the lens, I find the grandeur of nature, the wonders of man, the mystery of shadows and reflections, the simple joy of life, and a connection to the infinite. All of these, and more, are mine to hold again whenever I want them. They are also my moments to share.
I started, like most photographers, with a simple camera, shooting family and postcard-pretty pictures. The cameras became more sophisticated, and as I traveled the world, so did my subjects. My camera became a bridge to diverse cultures and environments - an entry into intimate relationships between me, other people, and other lands. The camera expanded my world and my mind until I could no longer just observe - I became an equal participant in the experience.
I believe photographers are the luckiest of people. We don't just look with our eyes - we see with our hearts. Often, we capture moments others would miss and in our sharing of those moments, we allow others to experience the vision and insight that is uniquely ours. Welcome to my world, to my vision and to my experiences. I hope you enjoy the moments of time I have collected and shared here.