Meet Bill and Sue Cassidy : Photography
Both Bill and Sue Cassidy are retired teachers (Bill as a second career after working for the government for thirty years) , and both have a passion for photography, particularly nature photography. Bill has a degree in professional photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, making him the true photographer of the pair. Sue has been involved in picture-taking only since the digital revolution.
Both love to travel and to see beautiful places, and also love to capture the things they see in photographs. So far, they have photographed the bears along Brooks River in Katmai National Park in Alaska, the tundra flowers and beluga whales in Churchill, Canada, the resplendent quetzal and dozens of hummingbirds in Costa Rica, the scenery of the great Southwest USA, puffins on Machias Seal Island in Maine, whales and wildflowers in Nova Scotia, China's Great Wall, and lots of other great places and things! They have turned their yard into a photo studio where they support dozens of beautiful birds, who in turn become their subjects.
They have had two successful shows of their photos in a small gallery in Baltimore, and participated in many art and craft shows in Maryland, Virginia, and Georgia with their work.
When, after retirement, they decided to put their thousands of photos to some use, their daughter suggested they turn it into functional art — and their small business, Teachers With Cameras, was born. They now put their creative talents into creating ceramic and glass coasters, trivets, cutting boards and other objects that can be used daily, and also appreciated for their uniqueness and beauty.