Margaret Starr Rider has spent most of her life in Colorado. She became a teacher after completing her college education at Colorado State College. Her interest in photography developed after her children were born, and eventually became more than a hobby. She is self taught, enjoying a variety of subject mattereverything from people pictures to landscapes. In addition to weddings and other celebrations, Ms. Riders photographs have captured people and places in Italy and Paris, and much of the southwestern United States.
Ms. Riders photography features everyday life as she sees it. She likes the spontaneous and the candidpeople doing ordinary things. She is equally captivated by the changing seasons and all that goes along with settings in nature. She has sold her work in several private shows.
Ms. Rider may be contacted at 303-444-1240.
Photography has been an extension of the art I studied in college. My eye has often seen things in composition. The camera has been a tool to give me almost instant results and satisfaction. My attempts to capture life and landscapes have been, for the most part, by the trial and error methoda wonderful path of discoveryrepetition with constant variation. Light, shadow, texture, shape, and endless variations in weather and time add depth and drama to many landscapes. My mind tries to see beyond the usual as I compose a shot, even as I am captivated and inspired by the ordinary. Capturing the image allows me to bring the scene with me and reflect on a moment in time for many years to come.
The personal interaction I have with people, plus the process of getting someone to relax, and the playfulness that can result all add to my enjoyment. In people pictures I particularly am aware of the life one sees in the eyes. If Im able to catch that meaningful look or capture the character of the person, I feel I have accomplished something worthwhile.