Susan Locke

I am Professor Emerita, Department of Psychology, Baruch College, CUNY.  Retirement has enabled me to live full-time in Sherman.  It is impossible to live here without being inspired to photograph its beautiful landscapes, flora, and wildlife every day. For me, photography has always been a means of self-expression and a means of relaxation given my otherwise busy professional life. My combined interest in nature and photography began virtually simultaneously.  When I was eight years old, my dad gave me my first camera, the Kodak Duaflex II. It accompanied me during summers at Girl Scout camp. Since then, photography has proven to be the primary medium through which I have explored the world.  There have been countless workshops in National Parks [Denali, Yellowstone, Yosemite, The Tetons, Glacier, et al.] and abroad [France, Italy, England, Scotland, Iceland, Norway].  Among my favorite portrait photos are those taken when I worked with the Peace Corps in Senegal, West Africa. I have survived and appreciated the transition from film to the digital age, and, more recently iPhone photography with access to myriad creative apps.