Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print




Erin Root, Wellsboro, PA
Member Since December 2007
Artist Statement I guess I stand with almost all photographers when I say that I became hooked when I was young, about eight years old. I received a 110 camera for Christmas in 1989, and the rest is history. Although my equipment has changed, my subjects are still the same, wildflowers and animals! I've always loved the outdoors. Camping, hiking, geocaching, kayaking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing, and rock climbing, are just a few of my favorite hobbies, and of course I always take my camera with me. I always seem to find the best shots accidentally. If I'm out specifically to take photos, I seem to get stumped, kind of like writers block, but if I'm on a hiking trip, or snowshoeing I always stumble upon something great! Photography allows me to be outdoors, and its a great way to express my creativity.

I've only recently begun to sell my photos. It was always a hobby of mine, then I was hired at my first real job after college. I received two bachelors degrees, one in biology, and the other in geography, that way I would be able to work outdoors. Instead I landed a job sitting at a computer. Being stuck behind a desk all day gave me serious cabin fever, so I decided to try photography part time until I could afford to quit. Having children also helped in the decision for me to work for myself (I have a boy)!

Since then I was actually laid off and I've opened my own gift shop from my home outside of Wellsboro, PA, near the PA Grand Canyon... and yes, pennsylvania has a grand canyon. My focus is nature photography, so naturally I sell my photos, but I also sell other nature inspired gifts. Things like books, CDs, toys, greeting cards, and other souvenirs of local plants and wildlife. It has been a dream to be my own boss and I am now living my dream. Thank you...for all the comments and support that everyone, especially my family, has given along the way...I could not have done it alone!

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Product No 5867781
Subjects Floral & Plants, Floral & Still Life, Seasons, Spring
Style Botanical
Medium
Tags Erin, Root, flower, goatsbeard, green, nature, tendrils, wildflower, yellow