My name is Valerie Ziehler. I am a student at the Concord-Carlisle Highschool in Concord, MA. I like photography because it allows you to freeze moments and keep them, instead of always depending on memory. There are things that I would not have been able to remember if I had not taken any pictures. I enjoy taking pictures that tell a story, as well as pictures that are rich in one color or many. There are stories that can be written about people just by taking pictures of them, or objects that are somehow connected to them. I like contrasting colors because they are pleasing to look at.
My mother is a photographer, and so growing up photography was a big part of my life. My mother’s photography was mostly focused around landscapes and wildlife. I am hoping to capture more images of wildlife as I continue pursuing photography. Most of the time my photography does not have the same theme or style; I try to take pictures of everything that I can without any restrictions.