“Real life, real beauty. There is a genuine reality I love about photography. The June 1985 issue of National Geographic with Steve McCurry’s image of the ‘Afghan Girl’ hangs in my studio. This image, reminds me of the windows we as photographers create for our viewers. The pure beauty of Mr McCurry’s image continues to inspire and impact my day-to-day photographic work by keeping it real.
It is easy to loose yourself, as a creator, in the ever-developing artistic tools of photographic editing, and to be honest, I love these tools. I can create amazing, fantastic scenes with my tools, but at the same time I need to remember real life is the most beautiful of all. My finest works are those in which there is little to no editing–just pure life.”
Georgia P Zumwalt holds the prestigious PPA Master of Photography degree, is a PPA Certified Professional Photographer and photographic educator who serves on the International Photographic Competition Committee for the Professional Photographers of America (PPA). She is also an affiliate photographer for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep (NILMDTS). She’s had a camera attached to one hand and a coffee cup attached to the other for over 30 years and believes a good attitude is not the result of success, but success is the result of a good attitude. She began her professional photography career in the late 1980’s. One of her first professional jobs as a photographer was for the California Optometric Association. She was asked to photograph Folsom Prison (yep, the same one Johnny Cash sang about) for a story about the prisoners’ role in eyeglass production. Over the years she has had the privilege of capturing thousands of smiles, creating cherished photographic heirlooms for her portrait and wedding clients, and her commercial work has been used by the National Audubon Society, Estée Lauder, Kubota, FleishmanHillard and many more.
- Professional Photographers of America
- American Society of Photographers
- Georgia Professional Photographers Association
- Christian Professional Photographers
- Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep