The Continuous Project {Fine Art Photography, Effingham, Illinois}

  No. 2 

I initially began photographing fifteen years ago just for the sheer joy it brought me.  Only recently, about three years ago now, did I decide to give it a go as a business.  As much as I love photographing for others, my personal work will always remain at the core of why I photograph.

I  now have the unique opportunity to collaborate with three other like minded photographers who also continue to create personal work. The four of us have created a continuous blog link up of our personal work that is in direct response to the image preceding it. It's up to you as the viewer to decide how the photographs are connected.  We would love for you to add your thoughts on how and why you think the images relate, so don't be shy, and give us a comment.

Welcome to the Continuous Project with Tytia Habing,  Julia Vandenoever,  Wendy Cooper and  Kristianne Koch. I'm honored to be included with these three wonderful women.  They're phenomenally talented photographers.  Follow the links through all four blogs to see each image and please come back every other Monday to see how the project continues.

See the image I responded to No. 1



Tytia Habing

I am a self taught, natural light photographer, with sixteen years of shooting experience under my belt. Back in the day, I learned to shoot with film, developed it and printed my own photos in my darkroom. I've since moved to digital, but film holds a very dear spot in my heart that I just can't seem to shake. I was supposed to be a horticulturalist and landscape least that's what my degree's tell me. I followed that path for some time, along with a few other paths, but photography won my heart. Plants and beautiful mother nature is, and will always be, a great inspiration to me. If at all possible, I prefer to shoot outdoors and somehow incorporate nature into the scene. I'm originally from the Watson, Illinois area, but the majority of my adult life I spent living in the Cayman Islands and only moved home to Illinois with my husband and son a few short years ago. I grew up on a small working farm, with acres and acres of natural areas at my disposal. It gave me a great appreciation for the world around me. I roamed wherever I pleased, built forts in the woods, picked wildflowers in the pasture and caught craw-daddies in the crick. My son is taking over the jobs of fort building and craw-daddy hunting, but I'll never give up the picking of wildflowers.