Samala LaMartina, Orlando Member Since April 2007 Artist Statement I am an aspiring photographer and have had a passion for photography since my high school years, but never pursed it. I took the medical route and received my Masters degree in Physical Therapy. The passion for photography never left me however, and after a trip to New Orleans in 2004, my love for taking pictures began to overflow. Being in New Orleans, with all of the history and architecture, made me realize that I needed to finally pursue my dream and I haven't stopped taking pictures since. I have travelled to many beautiful destinations and taken photographs of extraordinary places that I would like to share with you now. I hope you enjoy their composition and liveliness as much as I do. Every picture tells a story and now you will get to see these beautiful places through my eyes.