About Rachel

© Amaris Photography

© Amaris Photography

The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera.
— Dorthea Lange

Like most people, I love a good story, fact or fiction. Whether it comes written, filmed, photographed or on the radio, I'm a staunch believer in the power and beauty of a great narrative.

Ever since I learned to read, I've been a voracious consumer of novels and biographies, history books and magazines. I've encountered real and imagined characters across a diverse and colorful spectrum, plunging into worlds foreign and familiar between countless covers. These characters have opened my mind to new ways of thinking and deepened my understanding of the world I live in.

That's the power of story — to help us understand each other better. And as we understand each other better, we are more apt to forgive, to feel compassion, to connect and to care.

So I tell the stories of people I meet. Sometimes I use photographs, sometimes film, other times I use words. No matter the medium, my goal is always to honor my subjects, to shed light where little of it falls, and to bring a little more understanding and little more love into the world.