8 years - graphics/publications designer for a church
BA in Russian Language and Literature

I love to travel!
I've driven cross country 3 times.
I've also been to Russia on 4 separate occasions [3 weeks in high school, 5 weeks in college, 9 months in college, and then 3 weeks post-college].
I've been to Egypt, Israel, Turkey, England, France, Canada, and Mexico.
I would move to New Orleans, except it's so hot there.
I have a slight Disneyland/World obsession.

I am a runner.
I'm new to it, and I'm slow, but I'm not stopping.
I've run 3 half marathons, 4 5Ks, and a 12K.
Running is a great excuse to travel.

I love photography!
Film:
Pentax MX SLR
Nikon F SLR
Digital [beginning 2006]:
Sony Cybershot DSC-N1
Sony Alpha A100 DSLR
Sony Alpha A700 DSLR

read the blog:
rach-rach-rach.blogspot.com
leikelar.livejournal.com/

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    .tara. says:

    "We all know Rachel's photography rocks. We have all been inspired by her. What many, sadly, do not have the pleasure of knowing is that she rocks about a million times more in person. I am so grateful to have her as a FRIEND, not just a Flickr-friend now...and she is one of the few reasons I wish I still lived in the Pac NW!"

    March 10th, 2008

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    dogfaceboy says:

    "If any single photographer has altered the way I see, it's Rachel-B. We share some loves—for rust (who doesn't?) and crust and contrast-y goodness. We both are fans of in-camera composition, whose crops are purposeful and sometimes severe. But it's Rachel's processing—her shots of ordinary items rendered breathtakingly dramatic—that has made me rethink what I shoot and why.

    Sometimes I find myself working on a photograph and thinking: this is so Rachel! I can't think of a better compliment, really—that imitation and flattery thing being so true.

    But better than all is that Rach is such a dear person—deliciously wicked (disguised as sweet) and with a fine sense of humor. Though she is much younger than I am, I have no doubt we'd be friends in real life. She is at the top of the list for a west coast visit.

    Cheers to one of Flickr's—and the world's—finest photographic artists."

    July 16th, 2007

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    Cybergabi says:

    "Incredibly talented, creative, generous, and a beautiful soul - all these are attributes that instantly come to my mind when thinking of Rachel and her pictures. I love her work, plus she's a truly wonderful and inspiring contact - and I am totally happy to have found her on flickr!"

    March 24th, 2007

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    Miss Emily goes bananas says:

    "I look forward to Rachel's photos every day! She inspires us to see great photo ops in anything rusty and old, and we were all happy with her when she got her new lens. Creative, wildly colorful, and impeccably composed."

    March 13th, 2007

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    RainAtDawn says:

    "Each and every one of Rachel's photographs is like a little gem sitting waiting for us to discover it... bursting with colours, life, fun, emotion. She has a very talented eye for seeing the detail around us, and I thank her for capturing it in that special way for us to see"

    February 25th, 2007

Name:
Rachel Barsness
Joined:
April 2005
Hometown:
Seattle
Currently:
Lynnwood, WA, USA
I am:
Female and Single
Occupation:
graphics/publications designer