Description I moved to North Carolina seventeen years ago. I arrived by train. Immediately, I was drawn to Boylan Heights as my neighborhood. The tracks in this picture have so much significance. Not only bringing me to Raleigh, they are historic. These tracks bordered the Boylan Estate. They have seen so much history. For the past 17 years I have heard the trains on these tracks throughout my days and nights. They are a staple of my neighborhood. I could not imagine Boylan Heights without this continuous line of rails. I do not know why it took me so long to capture them with my camera. I am glad I did.~ Willa Stein
Willa Stein, Raleigh, NC Member Since November 2006 Artist Statement Willa was fortunate enough to learn from a compassionate teacher while attending High School in Easton Pennsylvania. Willa fell in love with black and white photography and learned the vanishing art of hand tinting photographs, which she has been mastering for the past twenty-five years.
Today, Willa takes black and white as well as color portraits of families in the Raleigh-Durham area and travels to other destinations when requested. Willa has called North Carolina home for the past twenty years where she lives in a charming historic neighborhood in downtown Raleigh.
Willa has recently taken on another interest primarily with the digital camera documenting and restoring objects from the past and present with a chief interest in culinary, toys, textiles, carnival and architectural details. Willa uses her artistic talents with digital enhancements to further the uniqueness of the image.