About Elizabeth Gray

Biography

I grew up in Vancouver, on the beautiful West Coast of Canada. In 2012 my husband and I relocated to Houston Texas for his job. We stayed here for two years before moving to Gautier, Mississippi in July of 2014, a small town on the Gulf Coast of Mexico. Just recently, in the spring of 2017, we moved back to Vancouver. I had a wonderful time photographing locations and wildlife that were very different from what I was used to in Vancouver. I loved the cypress swamps, especially in the fall. However, trading alligators for bears took a little getting used to!

I have had a camera in my hand for over 40 years. I first became interested in high school when my uncle showed me his collection of old cameras. When I first started, I spent time in the dark room working in black and white. I was involved with my high school yearbook and the camera club in university. After university, my job and family took precedence, and I found my photography taking the back seat. Although I never lost my passion for my camera. When we moved to Houston, I saw it as an opportunity to combine my love of teaching and my enthusiasm for photography. I am very grateful that I have been able to “focus” on my love of photography over these past five years.

My photography covers a broad range of subjects including landscape, wildlife, architectural and urban images. My latest project is focusing on street photography and all the challenges it presents.

 

Artist’s Statement

My camera and lens allow me to document the way I see things, things that other people often miss. So often we walk by the ordinary without taking the time to enjoy and explore. I hope my photography allows the viewer to ponder the beauty in our everyday environment, both in nature and in our man-made surroundings.

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