Elin's interest in photography goes back to childhood when she received her first camera at the age of 8. The majority of her work at that time focused on pets and family vacations. In later years the camera was in and out of her life at various times. It was after a career in education that photography became her main focus.
I've always had a love of animals and have had my share of pets over the years. About three years ago I started photographing rescue horses and was amazed at their strength and resilience in the face of some horrific treatment. The more time I spent with them the more I came to respect and admire them. Their ability to forgive and trust again after what they had been through is humbling. In that work, Strength and Resilience as well as in my present project Grace and Beauty, I strive to depict not only the horses' physical beauty,their strength and gentleness but more importantly their dignity.