I’m Rachel Rosenthal, a photographer.
Sounds strange to say and strange to read after years spent as an oil field engineer, mathematics professor, and community college president. It’s a title realized after years spent in the background. Always present, but existing only as time, and life, allowed. And now, it’s finally time to claim it. Earlier this year, my husband and I embarked on an around the world journey to celebrate my retirement.
We traveled to six countries over the course of 32 days: Egypt, Jordan, India, Maldives, Cambodia, and Vietnam. How lucky was I to get to indulge my lifelong loves (some might say obsession…) of photography and travel?
For me, photography is the fascinating challenge of capturing light, combining technology with artistry to create images that captivate the eye. Images of people and landscapes from across the globe that ignite the imagination, generate a sense of emotion. and illuminate the soul within. I’ve captured hundreds of thousands of images over the years. Images of people, weddings, landscapes, and families to serve as reflections of moments in time, captured forever.
I’ve been fortunate enough to “chase the light” in over 40 countries on six continents, with more in the planning stages. I’m lucky indeed!