About

Janine Free

Janine Free

Born and raised in France, I moved to San Francisco at the age of 22, in search of adventure and broader horizons. For as long as I can remember, I have had a camera in my hand. My father, a scientist, was an avid photographer and filmmaker. Every year, we vacationed as a family in different parts of Europe, with my father making movies and my taking pictures. Since then, I have returned to France many times to keep my roots alive and to introduce the area to my son, now in his thirties. Seven years ago, two events launched me into becoming a serious photographer: my having the opportunity to take a workshop with Canadian photographer Freeman Patterson and the rise of digital photography. The former opened the gates of my creativity; the latter freed me from the expenses of film developing. With my first husband, a fashion photographer, I learned the intricacies of the darkroom, knowledge I now transfer to digital form. Today I live in Leucadia, a small beach town north of San Diego, California. I would be very pleased to hear from you. I can be reached by email at: janinefree@gmail.com . Thank you in advance for your feedback and your interest.

“To me, photography is the simultaneous recognition, in a fraction of a second, of the significance of an event as well as of a precise organization of forms that give that event its proper expression.” — Henri Cartier-Bresson