About Patti Castagne
I've been excited about photography forever. My Uncle Maurice was a photographer and gave me an image of a winter scene using a fish eye lens. It always intrigued me how he captured the image and just how beautiful the image was. I can still see the image today in my mind. Amazing.
I didn't think I had the talent to be a photographer, so many things to know, the least being to not tangle myself in the film. I am a genius in other areas. But being so left brain for so long I didn't have a vision for it yet.
Life being life provided lessons that warranted the opening of the right side of my brain and photography was something I could finally embrace. What photography provides to me is the ability to be in the moment. What is right in front of me, how can it be captured. There is a rhythm to my photography and I can usually be humming as I walk through the woods of Quabbin or any blissful moment of capture. I have to photograph. It's like breathing to me.