Lisa Marie Kostal
Photography was my first love. From shooting and developing film; to printing, matting, and framing black and white images – it saw me through my youth; accompanied me to school; and ushered me into adulthood. It taught me to be still; to notice; and to look for the essence in people, in places, and in things.
Along the way, life got busy. Family and a career took up most of my time. And even though my camera began to collect dust, I never stopped noticing, or listening, or trying to be still.
Now, I am once again spending time with my first love. And oh what joy; what happiness; what a feeling of homecoming! In the years since my youth, I have come to know this much is true:
“You don’t make a photograph with just your camera.
Rather you bring to the art of photography
all the pictures you have seen, all the books you have read,
all the music you have heard, all the people you have loved”