Beth was a traveler, always interested in people and places near and far. From an early age, she could be found sitting on beaches, inside caves and atop mountains listening to, and interacting with a wide assortment of people from pretty much everywhere. As she got older she not only remained the intrepid traveler, but began to translate what she saw and felt through her powerful and insightful images.
The way Beth viewed the world was not merely a documentation or stylized dramatization of an event, but a subtle awareness of connection and undertone. Beth’s work was always present and artistically visceral; it contained an ephemeral quality that made many of her images art, and not just a snap in time. Her work however was not pretentious, rather it derived its elegance from its straightforward and forthright presentation.
Beth’s photographs continue to engage and provoke, hanging in museums and private collections around the globe. Her photographs contain more than their surface presentation, and are often a reflection of the connection and relationship she established with her subject matter.
Connection was very important to Beth. The light, color and composition of her images seem to capture that invisible thread that strings us all together. Always sensitive to her surroundings and the needs of others, she reached beyond her own aesthetic to support her friends and their endeavors. It would please Beth to no end to help other struggling young artists using the still lens to capture their interpretations and communicate their visions.