Helen Est, Toronto Member Since February 2008 Artist Statement I am an arts and crafts lover...who does a lot of it and yet photography is the only form of art that i stayed,nurtured and am really proud of. I have been a photography enthusiast since my elementary days.I have traveled a bit did some modeling and performing and lots of photo taking in Asia.I have seen things that probably only not even one percent of the population have seen and known and i am just sad the photos where destroyed and/or gone from where i left it. These experience hurt me...which can only mean that I am so into capturing the rare power,untouchable people,odd places and scary moments...without fear. My photography fed me my the strength,confidence and passion for something that I love to share with everyone, My experience though not said in words...is almost always backed up with my photos on hand and hopefully to keep it and spread it so that such memories will be remembered and documented accurately. As I always said...the world is too big to stay in one place. I am a woman,single with four sons...presently living in vivid color with my kids here in snowy Toronto. Places i live,traveled and/or worked...Thailand,Malaysia(East/West), Japan,Philippines,California,Jamaica and most of Eastern Canada. People I have dined,met,chat and/or work with includes a President, Actors,Spielberg, Yakuza Kings,and a few more known people. Great experiences...but now i have to create new ones with my new life and new camera.Come, enjoy it with me...I maybe isolated,old and poor but my creativity is as rich and as fertile as some of my past experiences and what might Michael Angelo would have wanted it to be.