Janine West - Optical Realities Indie Arts Initiative

Hey I'm Janine and I'm going to tell you little bit about myself and why I take pictures.


I come from North Philadelphia where you didn't always see beautiful things. But I found a way to better my thinking by taking pictures. It was an excuse for me and now that I'm older I just love it so much more, whether it's something simple like a flower growing out of the cement, or a father playing with his child, I try and see the beauty in everything. It also helps to get my mind off of the thing happening around me.


Now, I love taking pictures for other people to bring them happiness - to catch that one special moment in their life, that every time they look at that picture they smile, and that brings warmth to my heart and eases my mind.


I hope some of my photos that you look at will also bring a smile to your face as well.