It all began in 24 years ago in high school…SLR and a dark room…when FILM was used and skillfully developed…using chemicals! Fast forward: several years later with a broken heart, I return to the passion that never let me down. Telling stories with words and pictures. (Bio below)
Anything is subject to capture by my lens or my pen:
Mountains | Trains | Guitars |Rocks |Waterfalls |Barns | Bridges | Bears | Birds of Prey | Pets | Babies | Smiles | Brides |Blooms
As owner of Mountain Girl Photography & Design, a company specializing in lifestyle photography and the promotion of local brands and musicians, and a free-lance reporter, Rebecca focuses on documenting the real stories of the mountains through her lens and pen. She has written for local news outlets like Watershed Post and is currently the food and lodging writer for Kaatskill Life. She is best known for telling the stories of Irene survivors, the demise of the Ulster County’s rails and the reconstruction of the Blenheim Covered Bridge.
Almost forcibly inspired by the images she captures with her lens, Rebecca also writes and performs poetry that demonstrates her deep love for the Catskill Mountains and the people who live here. Often the poems are combined with images, as in 2017’s “In Bloom” exhibition at Commons Gallery in Margaretville, NY, where her works shared the walls with painters Alix Hallman Travis and Mary Davis. During the July 28 & 29, 2018 AMR Studio Tour, she will once again be presenting her photography woven with poetry.
Born and raised on farms outside Baltimore, Rebecca moved to Bucks County, PA after graduation. She studied and traveled the country and eastern Canada extensively, along with trips to Africa, and worked as Head Stylist for several garden vendors at QVC studios, B.B. (before baby) In 2013, she settled in Delaware County with her husband, now a local contractor and licensed NYS guide, and their daughter, becoming permanent transplants to the Western Catskills, the one place that feels most like home.
Check out my in-depth interview with Jenny Neal of Upstate Dispatch to find out how I went from peddling tea in PA to telling stories in NY.
Thanks for reading.