I’m not a photographer. I’m someone who takes pictures of what I see. I see the beauty in ordinary. I see the details resting inside the bigger picture. I see the story in the lines.

 

I’m not a photographer. I’m an accountant. I’m trained to analyze and understand. I’m always searching for the next piece of the puzzle. I see the beauty in the abstract.

 

I’m not a photographer. I’m a history buff. I appreciate the way each person fits into the bigger picture and into the narrative of us. I see the past in the present. I see the life in the abandoned.

 

I try to capture what I see, not just what I see with my eyes, but what I see with who I am. I take pictures. I take snapshots. I freeze time. But I’m not a photographer.

 

I have enjoyed taking pictures since I was a teenager. I’ve only recently picked up a more serious camera with an eye to something more than just snapshots. I want to share my progress as I learn and as I practice. And, I want to share my view of the world I live in. But I am not a photographer.

 

My name is Denita Long. I’m a transplanted Southerner who lives in Wisconsin. I love the cold and I still have the joy of a child when it snows.

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