About Us

Photo Pensato

A Photographic Collective


We live in a world that values speed and technology. Yet, as a photographer and artist, I crave a slower pace with a focus on nature and storytelling with my work. I’m drawn to everyday life and objects – whether it’s my own shell collection or finding out what others treasure in their lives. I see a special beauty and value in these objects of our past and the craftsmanship of those who still work with their hands. After a career in public relations, I’m searching for an emotional connection in my photography. While so many photographers have moved on to digital cameras, I’ve stayed with film and the darkroom. There’s something special about the film process that slows you down not only when shooting but also in the darkroom. Using a Hasselblad medium format camera, each of my silver gelatin photographs are hand-printed using archival darkroom techniques.

Photo Pensato is a collective of photographers with varied styles and techniques, inspired to create images that reflect our unique and personal perspectives. ‘Pensato’ is an Italian term for a musical note so exquisite it can be neither played nor heard. There appears to be no comparable expression as applied to photography. Yet, we persist in our quest to create images that capture that ‘exquisite note’, elusive spirit, and timeless power of this medium. As artists, we are drawn to each other’s work through an appreciation of each photographer’s efforts to discover, learn, and grow. Photo Pensato is about that pursuit, that shared aesthetic, and our need to share what we perceive or imagine in the world around us.