Dianne Coffey, Tampa Member Since October 2012 Artist Statement Photography has been an interest and part of my life since my twin sister and I received Brownie cameras for Christmas in the early 60's. In the beginning, I would always be the one taking photos at family functions, special occassions and just things I liked. Many years later, however, my love for photograpy has proven to be a great source of joy and satisfaction. Because of it, I have actually documented moments in time that will never be repeated and moments never forgotten. You need only think about how it makes you feel when you look at a photo from the past...how you smile, how it takes you back to that very special memory. While I still am the "official" family, friend and company photographer, I have enjoyed stepping it up to a more professional level. Along with some formal training, improving my skills with my photography group-Digital Divas, I have also won a few awards and had a photo published in the Tampa Bay Business Journals' 2012 "Book of Lists". Thanks for viewing my photographs and please check back often, as I continue adding to my gallery!