I have a PhD from Johns Hopkins University in experimental psychology and later received specialty training to become a licensed clinical psychologist and, still later, a teacher of Jewish meditation. I have also written three books, one of which was a National Book Award nominee. (See www.gailalbertphd.com)
Photography has been a passion for my entire adult life, and everything I have done has become embedded in my photography. I experience the universe as one single system, unfolding in time since the Big Bang, with every part--even the smallest—dynamically connected with every other part, as if the whole system were an organism. And it is all beautiful, and precious, and pulsing with Mystery.
I try to photograph this beauty, even in its most ordinary moments. I try to capture the sense of mystery. I try to convey my awareness that we are genetic cousins to every living creature on this planet, that we are all kin. I try to capture the sense of time passing, of impermanence even on the scale of eons.
In the environmental crisis we are in, I try to capture the holiness of our world so that we will work to save it.
I have lived in Woodstock since 1998.