Telling stories with light

There are stories everywhere. You don’t have to be in a big city or in some exotic corner of the world to find them — you just have to be willing to really look at what’s around you.

I am pulled toward the photo-documentary story because of my experience as a writer. But I love the stolen moment, too — the portrait that shows, just for a second, who a person really is, or the way light, hitting some everyday object, can make us see it anew.

Currently, I am concentrating on sports photography, documentary stories and location portraiture. But this site also highlights some of my fine arts photography and collage. I am also returning to hand bookbinding, an art I learned years ago, and have begun teaching basic bookbinding and an artist book class. Click for a list of upcoming classes.

Please contact me regarding print prices, portrait sessions, classes or anything else at


Trish crapo — writer, photographer

One should really use the camera as if tomorrow you’d be stricken blind.

   Dorothea Lange