Hello, my name is Susan Mac. Originally from New England, I spent most of my school years moving, though longing to stay in one place. Now as an adult, I have finally done just that, settling in NYC, (Soho, Lower Manhattan) my home for more than a quarter century. Art and anything related to it has always been a love of mine, though incorporating photography in that came much, much later. I'm not sure why that is, however; capturing and documenting my fragmented life has always been of strong importance to me, and cameras are the perfect tool for doing just that.I take all the photos, and draw all the illustrations you see in my shop. Nothing originates from stock, or stolen images. (Unfortunately, as a seller of Art and Photography online, it is necessary to clarify this.) The tools I use include a variety of cameras, both film and digital, as well as a fun mix of artistic media (acrylics, oils, inks, pencils, etc.) used on an eclectic collection of canvases, both formal and makeshift. Often, my illustrations involve scanning the hand-drawn/painted artwork into the computer where they are then combined with a blend of digital painting and my photography (both digital and scanned film) in order to texturize and create new dimension for the piece. I founded sMacVision in 2004, and my work can be found in a variety of publications both in the US and abroad, including the Annual IPA Book, Photographer's Forum's Best of Photography Annual, Camera Arts Magazine, and Color Magazine. It has been used on album covers, been featured in galleries here in the U.S. as well as in Europe, and is held in private collections across four continents. I often walk the streets of my neighborhood at night with my cameras; if you would happen upon me and ask if I'm _holding_, I will assume you mean candy. And the answer will probably be "yes". Thanks for visiting the sMacshop, and sMac' ya very much!