Artist/Photographer Member Susan Whitfield
As a new photographer, I’m viewing the world from a fresh perspective every day. I often enjoy disguising the mundane with my shots. The viewer may be challenged to recognize the subject. This makes for fun discussion. And, in my travels, I’ve become more in touch with the places I visit, and even where I live.
Photography has helped me become much more mindful of the world around. My approach to a shot may be varied, but I try to stay mindful. With this ideal, my work acts as a conduit for connection to self and others. This is an unexpected, welcome surprise. Thus, photography often serves as a bridge builder for people. I experience both excitement and calm when I’m out shooting photos.
Susan T. Whitfield was born in Austin, Texas. She lived there for only 3 months as a baby until her father graduated from law school. Soon thereafter, they moved to New Mexico, where she spent her childhood years. Susan attended University of New Mexico, and obtained her B.U.S. degree in University Studies.
After graduation from college, she moved to Houston, Texas. She has lived in Houston for over 20 years. Throughout this time, Susan has served on the boards of Fondren Foundation and Trammel Foundation. She has been active in numerous community service organizations, which include the Junior League of Houston and River Oaks Garden Club. Susan served on the board of Houston Food Bank in the1990’s. Most recently, her volunteerism is with Friends of County Pets, where she is Vice President of the board.
Whitfield’s interest in photography stems from a watercolor class she took in high school, where she was introduced to creative process. Her love of art and art history fueled a desire to create artistic photos. Susan picked up the camera a few years ago, started clicking, and fulfilled her longing for creative expression with the medium of photography.