|Petra Camel © Mary Ratner|
Mary has owned a camera and traveled with it for as long as she can remember, playing it “by ear” for most of her life, and capturing, as her first subjects, sand dunes and trees and driftwood. ~ Simple images that continue to captivate her.
Mary’s journeys to Africa and India have profoundly affected her vision of humanity, as well as her interest in photography. She has always been drawn to “light” and sees her work as an attempt to “freeze time.”
Mary has been a member of various local galleries such as SLAG, Law’s Art Center, the Gallery at Marina Square, the Haub Fine Art Gallery in Avila Beach and the Artists Alley in San Francisco, and the San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay Art Centers. She has frequently placed in regional juried shows.