Viola Geary Odell was raised in the Central California prairies, worked and lived in San Francisco and New York, and now resides in the Hollywood Hills. She has received national and international awards for her writing, including her short story, “Horseplay” and is the author of a book written in verse called, “Western Skies…” about her grandfather’s harrowing adventures as an early California pioneer. She is now at work on her next book, “Buying Time”, which recounts her experiences at the Voice of America during war time. Although she travels between homes in Carmel-By-The-Sea, San Francisco and on the Merced River near Yosemite, she enjoys spending leisure time with her four adult children and grandchildren who all reside new her in Los Angeles.
Christine Murphy started developing photographs at age 13 in her homemade darkroom. She developed more than negatives; she developed a lifelong love of photography and has since honed the art of of capturing the emotion of her subjects in her photographs. As a nature lover and resident of the Sierra foothills during the lovechild ’60’s’, Christine’s adventures with photography grew while hiking the remote California mountains and living deep in the woods, carrying her camera and her banjo everywhere–in company only with her German Shepard dog. Her experiments with natural lighting have brought her international admirers who appreciate the sensitive impact of her work.Christine now lives in Hollywood, CA and wanders the landscapes of California to capture it’s wild beauty.
See her website at http://www.lifeforcephotos.com