Valerie J. Cochran has been in love with the magic of photography ever since she was a young girl in Missouri shooting Polaroids of her family. Her street and documentary images today explore the relationship between people and places in the urban landscape.. In 2004, Ms. Cochran began her photoblog, your waitress. She prefers film photography with various 35mm, disposable, and toy cameras.
Ms. Cochran's photographs have appeared in exhibitions as well as in print publications such as JPG Magazine, The Shakey Photo Project and CineSource. Her work has also been featured in online publications including the BBC, Flak Photo, SFist, and PetaPixel.