Published Editorial Features
Here are some samples of the editorial pieces I've had published. Most of my travel and dining features include photography.
A sampling of some images that have been well-received
These images are some of the ones my clients seem to find the most riveting. I'm fascinated by the math of structure, composition and design. Most of these images are black and white, and some can also be found in my black and white gallery.
Black and White Images
In this gallery, I've tried to show some varying photographic elements. From texture to light and shadow, to details, I am fascinated by the mathmatics of photography, especially what black and white demands from the photographer.
I am particularly drawn to nature, not only from a photographic perspective, but also because nature holds many lessons for all of us.
Nature always wins.
With my iPhone, I often create images that are altered with a variety of filters
Some of these images have been altered in Photoshop. Others are just a little off the beaten track.
These images reflect the varying cultures evident in the Bahamas while staying at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island and visiting Nassau.
These images of Italy focused on Venice, Florence and Rome. Many were altered in Photoshop to render them with an Impressionist flavor.
As a travel writer, I often get to enjoy a wide spectrum of dining adventures, and have utilized many of these images in my food and travel reviews. In this gallery, I try to pay homage to some of my favorite meals.
While visiting Ixtapa, I had a chance to venture into the countryside. Here are a few images from that area.
Bora Bora is truly a paradise of color, and has been one of my favorite tropical areas to visit and photograph.
I love the design elements of old cars. I usually stumble upon vintage auto shows when I'm traveling, and I'm amazed at the glory of these vehicles.
People and Portraits
Taking photos of people is indeed a challenge, but when the subjects are cooperative and at ease, the results can be quite satisfying!
Sports and Action
I've always enjoying participating in a wide variety of sports. Shooting athletes is a very exciting venture.
I have great respect for those who have mastered hand-tinting. It is not for the faint of heart. Even doing it digitally requires patience and great attention to detail.
New Orleans and Mississippi
I wanted to portray the seamy side of my travels to New Orleans and Mississippi about 20 years ago when I was searching for my father's gravesite. Although there are many facets to New Orleans, I wanted images that reflected the hang-over of the South during daylight hours.
This area is dense with vegetation, wildlife and varying climatic regions. I long to return to get a wider sampling of the terrain, but until the roads improve, it makes it difficult to travel easily,
I was fortunate enough to be invited to cover a luxury barge trip through the Loire Valley and Burgundy. We added on a few days in Paris to this wonderful and opulent adventure.
Greece and Croatia
We usually take a major trip every year, resulting in hundreds of images that need viewing, amending and categorizing. It's quite a task, and if I'm lucky, I'll find a few that are halfway decent.
I hope to return to this region again, and spend more time on some of the islands I was able to visit.
A great adventure aboard Carnival's Glory. Ports visited included Cozumel, Belize, Roatan and The Grand Caymans.
These galleries showcase a broad sampling of the types of images I like to take. In general, I try and render most subjects in an abstract manner. Although I prefer shooting in black and white, my color work has been more widely published since I do quite a bit of travel and cuisine writing.
Please feel free to contact me if any images are of interest to you.
© Mary B. McGrath