A lot of photographers, when asked who their influences are, might name someone like Ansel Adams or Dorothea Lange. What’s interesting to me is that I’ve never really been drawn to the work of “famous” photographers; my biggest photography role model has always been my own mother, Roxanne Copeland. I decided that I wanted to do a feature on her work, and so I started looking back through some of her earlier pictures that she did on film. I was amazed, stunned, and completely in awe of her talent! And, the funny thing is that, looking back at these photos (a lot of which were taken during my childhood), I can so clearly see the influence of her work on my own picture-making efforts. Some of these pictures I’ve knocked off without even knowing it! I hope you enjoy seeing this little slice of my mom’s talent — which, I might remind you, was all done on FILM — and I’ll be back with a follow-up of her digital work sometime soon.
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Kelli lives in rural New Hampshire with her husband Damian and their two children. She works as a writer, and in her free time enjoys reading, gardening, taking pictures, walking in the woods, and celebrating the seasons of nature and the feasts, festivals, and holy days of the Christian year.