About Rachel

My photography explores transformations and strives to embody hope and resilience. Through personal experience with loss and trauma, I learned to find hope in the persistence of nature and beauty in the small and commonplace details of life. My work shows that these small and seemingly mundane facets of nature are marvels that change from moment to moment and carry worth and beauty no matter their state.
I shoot outdoors in natural light and use minimal post-processing because I want my work to show what really existed in that moment rather than something I created myself. Because photography feels innately familiar to our eyes, my work often prompts viewers to look for these tiny details in nature for themselves which helps build their own connection to nature. My most cherished compliments are when the viewer tells me that my work has influenced and changed the way they view the world.

Originally from Texas, I moved to Oregon in 1998 and I continue to appreciate the amazing beauty Oregon has to offer.
My CV is at http://rachelmclain.com/cv