Tina is an renowned photographer with more than 15 years of documentary, commercial, editorial and corporate experience photographing people, places and products in more than 12 countries. Tina's father came from Southern China with his father in 1948 to Long Beach, California. Tina's mother is 3rd generation Hungarian and Irish and her family made their way from Henderson, Kentucky to Long Beach, California where her parents met and married. With her father's Chinese culture and upbringing, Tina has always been interested in capturing various cultures and their people.
Tina has continued to use her education in Communications in many ways. She uses her education while traveling to various countries for projects and to work with people and cultures around the world.
Her first calling to adventure travel photography came in 1996, during a two month trip throughout Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Zambia. Then in 1998, she went to China to explore her father's culture and the Chinese people of Southern China. Tina was invited to join families in Beijing and Shanghai. She traveled to Suzhou via train and then to Quangdong Province to seek out her father's home, which he left in 1948. She then traveled to Macau and the outer islands ending in Hong Kong. While there, Tina was invited to stay in a Zen monastery and camp on a remote section of the Great Wall of China.
The warm hearted people, the immense mountainous landscapes and the monks who taught her about Yoga and Tibetan Buddhism expanded her inner vision of the world.
As a resident of Nevada since 2002 and previously of Seattle, Washington, Tina has developed an extensive collection of Pacific Northwest scenics and its people, as well as a wonderful lifestyle collection of the active residents of Lake Tahoe and Washington.
Publications featuring Tina's work include National Geographic, California Department of Tourism Guide, Wilderness-Safaris Travel Guide and local publishings of Nevada.
Tina's style of photography is 35mm and digital, depending on the project or how she is envisions the results. Tina paces herself and enjoys the people, places and most importantly the moment!