Photography is my favorite creative outlet.

Artist Bio

A life-long creative, I started taking crayons to walls as a toddler and worked my way through many arts and crafts through the years.

I earned a Bachelor of Arts in technical theater, focused on stagecraft and lighting design with a minor in Art History.

During my sophomore year in college, I was wandering around the book store and bought the most influential book I’ve read is “Zen Mind, Beginner’s Mind” by Shunryu Suzuki

My first camera was a gift in 1982 and I’ve been a self-taught photographer ever since.

I started experimenting with digital photographic art in 2004 using Gimp and began deeply exploring digital photo manipulation in 2017 when I found Sebastian Michael’s Photoshop Grunge Artistry class.

Place my work has been featured:

  • The internationally acclaimed “Living the Photo Artistic Life” magazine
  • Light Space & Time Botanical exhibitions
  • Permanent display at the Seattle Go Center – Pair go promotional poster

In parallel with my photography, I have an equally long career as an administrative professional.

I live in the Emerald City with my supportive partner and a collection of 16″ fashion and ball jointed dolls. Tenukihandcrafts was coined by my hubby. Tenuki is a term from the game of go that means to take the initiative and play elsewhere.

Anne Thompson with Wolf, Dollshe Grown Bermann and many dolls in the background.

My camera gear

  • Canon Rebel T1i
  • Canon 10-18 mm lens
  • Canon 24 mm lens
  • Canon 18-55 mm lens
  • Canon 50 mm lens
  • Canon 75-300 mm lens
  • Lensbaby Velvet 56
  • Lensbaby Composer Pro
  • Sweet 50 optic
  • Soft Focus II optic
  • Lensbaby Omni Creative Filter System
  • Wacom Intuos Pro tablet
  • Sears KS500 with 50 mm lens

Themes in my work

  • Nature
  • Flowers
  • Dolls

Apps & Tools I love

  • Adobe Lightroom CC
  • Adobe Photoshop CC
  • PhotographyBB Photoshop actions
“Camera Story”

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