Seeing. Creating. Being.

Re-invention, re-vision, re-calibration, re-juvenation, re-cognition. I’m a big fan of the `re’ words—they all speak to fresh seeing, new perspectives, open mindsets, growth and change.

I had the very good fortune of being a professional photographer from early on in my adult life. From my NYC based studio I shot food, still life and beauty for a wide range of companies across all industries—editorial, advertising, corporate and fine art. You can see some of that work at elizabethwattstudio.com.

I also hugely enjoyed teaching photography and creativity, most notably as an adjunct professor at The Newhouse School at Syracuse University, as well as running creativity seminars at various workshop and corporate settings around the country.

I was for many years a Manhattanite, then briefly a Hudson Valley dweller. In 2014 I up and relocated to San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, where I was simply drawn to the abundant beauty of the city.

One of the greatest things my career as a photographer gave me was the gift of paying attention.  I launched Seeing Creating Being as a platform to explore the intersect between those three things, and the impact they have on our lives. The seed for this venture was perhaps planted many years ago by my daughter, long since an amazing image maker in her own right, when she was around 7 years old. She asked me the seemingly simple question: “Mom; How do you see?” I’ve been exploring that question ever since.

And, as life would have it, just when you think you’re there—because there is no there–two years ago I was most unexpectedly drawn to yet another spectacularly beautiful place—the remote and paradisiacal Caribbean island of Bequia, which is in the chain of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, I am continuing the SCB exploration, as well as partnering in www.grenadineseasalt.com where we produce artisanal gourmet sea salt. You just never know what’s around the corner if you’re paying attention in the right way.