© 2019 Susan Saunders

Statement

Photography has been a life-long passion. I acquired my first camera when I was 12 and used it to chronicle my days growing up in south Texas.  I started photographing seriously when I was in college in Manhattan, and I created an extensive archive of NYC street photographs from the 1970s and ‘80s. Several of these were included in a recent NY Times article about city life in the ‘70s, as well as in various internet collections like Vintage Everyday.

I bought a house in Westhampton 25 years ago, and began to focus on the East End, particularly the North Fork in the off season. Now I split my time between the East End and the Fundy shore of Nova Scotia, which I’ve photographed extensively as well.  I shoot with SLR and DSLR cameras for the most part, but I also photograph with a Holga, a plastic Chinese camera that has become a cult favorite.

For the past year, I’ve been working with a mirrorless camera converted to capture infrared light.

My photographs can be seen at the William Ris Gallery on the North Fork of Long Island, in Jamesport NY.

Susan Saunders

All of the images on this website are available for purchase.