Barbara DeBord is a fine art photographer with a focus on nature and land/seascapes. She began her journey with photography in 2000 when she visited San Francisco and bought her first camera. "It was as if I'd suddenly opened a door to a place I could call home," she says. Barbara is passionate about observing the world through the lens and being fully present at the same time. She believes outdoor photography connects you to nature, to a higher power, to yourself, and then finally, to the people who 'get it' when they view your work, as if they were there in the field with you all along.
Barbara views photography as a means to give us all a common ground. A place where we can come together and to recognize a familiarity at the core of our humanity. She is self-taught and has more than fifteen years of experience chasing light and capturing nature's fleeting moments. She says she is still constantly learning something new about landscape and water photography.
"Nature is deep in my blood. New ways of seeing water, trees and the sun are primary, recurring obsessions of my art. Most often I'm inspired by the middle of nowhere, the simple places we pass by along the way to somewhere else that are extraordinary," says DeBord, "I continue to find the process and the landscapes nothing less than magical."