Right Brain: Linda Lee Mirro
Breckenridge resident Linda Lee Mirro’s first exciting wildlife photography shoot was a trip to Churchill, Canada, for a viewing of the polar bears.The retired 5-year Summit County resident began taking pictures of her four sons in their various sporting activities in New Jersey. Now she and her husband are ever learning more about photography, and traveling to get the best shots. Her nature photography has been on display at the County Commons, is currently up at the Silverthorne Pavilion where it will stay through September, before moving to the North Branch Library after that.Every summer Mirro and her husband travel to Wyoming to follow herds of wild horses. She’s also photographed the wolves in northern Colorado for a modeled shoot, wherein the money goes toward the care of the wolves.Mirro donates a photograph to the Breckenridge Music Festival’s annual fundraiser, and will do so again this year – with a landscape shot of Breck.Several of her works were featured in Breckenridge and Vail timeshare gift cards.”It’s a thrill to be able to have that much of my work being passed around,” she said.
Mirro sells her work at her website, creativepeaks.com, as well as istock, and through word of mouth.What are your dreams/what would you like to do with your art?My dreams are simple. I want others to enjoy the photographs and I want to get the pleasure of seeing them get that enjoyment and I also want to have the thrill of getting good shots.What does art give you/why do you do it?A chance to go to interesting places and figure out how to capture interesting images. I love to travel!
What do you try to convey through your art?I try to capture the realism of animals in their natural environment.What is/has been your biggest challenge, and how do/did you deal with it?Photographing the wild horses in Wyoming. First, it’s very windy and that causes problems with getting sharp images, and second, you can’t always find them. I deal with this by going back again and again hoping for good days and lots of luck in locating them.What are you most proud of regarding your art (and/or greatest accomplishment)?
The enjoyment others get from my work.How do you stay fresh/motivated?Going to new places and trying to get the best pictures.What do you do when you’re not making art?Travel, play golf, ride my motorcycle, and manage my home.- Leslie Brefeld
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