Sylvia is a travel photographer with the emphasis on historical sites. Her motivation for travel is to see, connect with, and photograph places of antiquity. Places where great civilizations rose and sometimes fell. Cambodia’s temples of Angkor, the Terracotta Army of China, Roman ruins, Machu Picchu, and Stonehenge: each place has a story to tell.
The Old West is another theme in Sylvia’s images. Photographs of cowboys, horses, ghost towns, and Native American sites and powwows illustrate the legacy of the America frontier.
This third generation Oregonian’s love of history is equaled by her love of the outdoors. Sylvia has explored and photographed unique areas of great beauty including southern Africa, the Galapagos Islands, Yellowstone and the Everglades. Her photographs have been used to promote eco-tourism, notably the Focus on Africa project.
Yaquina Art Center on Newport’s Nye Beach Turnaround carries Sylvia’s matted and framed prints, plus her card line “In the Slow Lane.” Photographs are also available through her website.