As photojournalists, Florence McGinn and Dr. Joseph McGinn work as a creative husband and wife team. Florence McGinn is retired Vice President of GKE and former US Commissioner on Web-based Education and former National Tech&Learning Teacher of the Year. Dr. McGinn is a retired research scientist at SRI in Princeton, NJ, and recipient of the David Taeler Memorial Award and SRI/Sarnoff Distinguished Scientist Exchange. Both travel extensively throughout the US and globally. Their work is in national and global publications including Birds and Blooms, Frommer's Budget Travel, in publications in Singapore and China, and used commercially in learning products, posters, prints, and fabrics.
Florence McGinn is a published poet, writer, and photographer. She has a Masters degree in Humanities from California State University. She cherishes the journey, her companions, and the rich, infinite world before us.
We leave marks of passing
like great, flat flowers of rose mallow
placed for others to follow . . .
the stars on Orion’s belt
are the eyes, the tongue, and the feet
leading the way over granite mountains.
from BLOOD TRAIL, F. McGinn
Archetypes and metaphors are the tools of the poet and writer, so meaning in photography grew naturally. Life's journey takes us to powerful places, often intense beyond the bearing of words. Photography brings a fresh rediscovery of an enlarged world's haunting images.
CAMERA EQUIPMENT: Canon EOS 7D and 5Di; Tamron 28-300mm f/3.5-6.3 XRDI lens; Induro A114 Alloy 6M A-Series Tripod Legs with Induro ELA-1 Short Center Column; Manfrotto 322RC2 Grip Action Ballhead; Sigma 120-400mm F4.5-5.6 OS lens; Canon EFS 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 IS lens, Canon 17-40mm lens; Canon EF 24-105mm f/4; Canon Macro 100mm Et-73; Canon Zoom 17-40mm; Canon 580EX Speedlite and VIFX3 Flash extender;
Travel; Fresh metaphors and symbols; nature; birds; animals; light box images; food and food ingredients; poetry;