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Joan Ford's been obsessed with photography ever since she was a kid, dragging a chair over to the china cabinet at her grandparent's house so she could reach the photo albums stored on top of it, then thumbing through the black and white images like she was holding the moments themselves. Holding moments - that pretty much sums up Joan's philosophy as a photographer. Catching time. Capturing a feeling. And, though she was trained at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and has been shooting professionally for over 20 years and winning awards for it, those experiences aren't necessarilly the ones that inform her work. It's the simpler stuff - staying up late to watch old black & white movies as a kid, being a military brat, eating too much Thai food, travelling as much as she can and biking with her kids on country roads behind her home just outside of Philadelphia. That's the lens Joan looks through, and why she lives by the wise words of Wayne Gretzky " You miss 100 percent of the shots you never take."

You can reach Joan @ 215-266-1559 or info@joanford.com.