I have lived and worked in Banff in the Canadian Rockies, Vancouver, and now I live in Halfmoon Bay on the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia,Canada. I have been an actress and photographer at different times in my life. I was a professional landscape photographer in the Canadian Rockies for many years, co-owner of Altitude Publishing Ltd, a regional publishing house. I have also worked extensively with the photographs of my grandfather, Byron Harmon, and my father, Don Harmon.
When I photograph I absorb the scene, act instinctively as light transforms, people move, wind gusts and stills. Like a dance, or being onstage when everything is working, I become other. In my early photographs I used multiple exposures to combine ideas, time, or experiences. Now, I create collages and altered images in the computer, drawing from my own extensive collection of photographs. I try to do this as witness not commentator, overlapping concerns and different realities.
I am also a writer. I write as I photograph—from islands of memory and awareness. Past is not a continuous flow of memory but highlights and shadows on water. I walk through the world absorbed in interior space until my attention is caught and held. Then I am of and in.