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Gail Haile

“The camera is the most eager and helpful of all beings, all full of happy suggestions. Reminding me of things I have overlooked and cooperating in the creation of new worlds.” Those are the words of Thomas Merton, a famous theologian who was introduced to photography rather late in his life. That is exactly how I see my work with a camera and all the wonderful adjunct software. It reminds me of so many smaller details that are lost and forgotten in life’s living. New worlds and new ways of seeing and understanding can come from the use of those tools as well. I am inspired by the details, the moments in the seemingly ordinary parts of life that too often go unnoticed or unappreciated. Beauty is not in the large grand scenes of life, it is in moments and in details, as well as in the patterns that those create. Since I received my Associates degree in Photography in 2000, I have become a Certified Professional Photographer and am on my way to earning a PPA Master of Photography. Before turning my life long love of photography into a career, I was trained and worked in Social Services and Counseling. That background gives a unique perspective to much of my work. PS… Haile is pronounced “Hi – Lee” like the word “highly”.

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