Debbie Hartmann | About

I carry a Canon and work on a Mac. I love puffy cheetos and Mountain Dew.  I am completely addicted to beautiful art and photography.  I carry a camera with me wherever I go.  Taking and making photographs excites me and I can loose myself for hours in the creative process.  I find peace and serenity in nature and I love to share those moments with others via my photographs and art.

I love to canoe or kayak, or just be by the water anywhere anytime. I have been paddling the Boundary Waters Canoe Area with a friend for 30 years and feel completely lucky to have experienced this journey repeatedly in my lifetime.  One year ago I joined a Dragon Boat team.  This simple decision has changed my life and has made me a better and stronger person.  There is nothing as satisfying to me as being part of a team.  And as my sister recently said to me, "I can't believe you found a sport you love that involves being on the water with a paddle."  I look forward to taking more photos of my experience with my team.

If I am not paddling, then I love to be walking with my camera in the woods. If I am not walking in the woods, then I like to be in bed with a book. I read a lot. I love adventure novels, computer books, memoirs, photography books and Simpsons comics.

I like dark brown leather furniture, antique cameras and white bookshelves full of books. I like a full wine rack, people with a great sense of humor, my beautiful red canoe, and friday nights with a few beers around a roaring fire.

My best friends and family are my greatest blessings and I often express my love for them through my photography. It is how I speak without words.

Thank you for taking the time to look at my images. It was my pleasure to capture them and share them with you.