Roka Walsh

Lane County, Oregon

It is the ephemeral quality of nature that inspires me to photograph its bounty. I love capturing a botanical beauty or bird perched in a tree, and blending that image with other organic elements, paintings, handmade papers, and digital effects. It is in those moments of connecting with and transforming the image, that I form an intimate connection to my art. I exert control through the photographic process and in choosing what elements I will add to the image. It is when I am deep in the process of layering those facets, that my control diminishes and I allow the “magic” to take over. As the image develops, I am in control again and I add finishing touches.
My work is a collaboration between the image and elements, technology, and me.

Books by Roka Walsh