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I grew up in Topanga Canyon in the '60s. Since then: Philly, New York, Atlanta, Miami and more. My mom called me "darr," so everyone else does too. She meant to call me "dawn," but mom received drugs during my early delivery and then a lady next to her named her baby girl, arlene, and the rest is history ....
Interests: I have been an artist since my Topanga days and even went commercial in NYC with an ad agency, but then I saw the light and made the switch to photography and became a commercial photographer lugging around a 4x5" and shooting chromes. After my son was born, I opened up a studio in Atlanta and concentrated on portraiture and products. I started using photoshop since version three and made the switch to 100% digital when I got a Nikon D200. These days I shoot a tech cam and digital back for studio stuff, a D700 for middle of the road stuff, and a collection of Sigma DP Merrills and a Nex-7 with a Nikon 50 f/1.2 for walk around stuff. My interests involve: photography, art history, music (classical guitar, jazz, classic rock), reading to my dogs, Buddhism, and day trips to small towns.