ABOUT

I am a photographer with a PhD in Cognitive Science. I use my expertise in visual perception and cognitive psychology to work with clients and create stunning visuals that tell the story of their product and promote their brand. I specialize in food photography and styling and enjoy creating plant based recipes with local ingredients.

 

I am also the founder of Nature’s Atelier, a line of products and curated experiences that promote mindful living inspired by nature.  My approach to photography is contemplative, emphasizing simplicity and the aesthetic experience of the natural environment.

I find inspiration in nature and a sense of oneness and joy in the gifts it provides and to me, botanical macro photography brings a sense of intimacy to this experience by inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in the complexity of textures and colors that often go unnoticed in every day perception. The images that I create embody the beauty of the sensory experience in nature: light, composition and colors reveal the natural beauty and harmony found in nature, celebrating its sensual experience.

With my botanical photography and Nature’s Atelier I wish to bring awareness to the restorative effects that natural environments have on all of us, offering relaxation, improving our mood and cognitive functions, and stimulating our creativity. Life is a sensory experience and I believe in developing products that can nourish our senses.

I am also interested in visual arts and contemplative practices and have developed and taught courses and workshops that focus on the contemplative states of mind and the creative experience through arts and craft activities. For information about my workshops in Rhode Island please visit the Workshops page. If you are interested in developing a course or workshop together, contact me at info@naturesatelier.com