PURE Streets Photography by Lynda Arnold is the continuation of a dream I had nearly 35 years ago. Once a young photographer, I embraced a photojournalistic body of work as a way to leave my footprint in the sand. Those photos remain today in the form of color slides and black and white negatives boxed up in the garage.

Meeting my husband, starting a family, raising the children, becoming a local school teacher and all the other details of a busy life did not provide the focus I required to continue producing photographs. So, I set my cameras down thinking someday I would return to the art form I have always treasured and been inspired by.

Now that my daughters are grown women off living their lives on the other side of the country, I find myself with renewed and refreshed energy to pursue photography once again. My photographs are celebrations of the world around me. Making a conscious choice to never photoshop my work, I am enamored with the act of bringing different photos together in a collage format. Linking two or three photographs together into diptychs and triptychs allows me to play with light, shadow, color and texture to express how I view the beautiful and ordinary world in which I live.

Thank you so much for taking your time to view my work.