This photograph “Window to Beyond” was taken in Santa Ynez, California, in 2011. The town of Santa Ynez is one of the communities that make up the Santa Ynez Valley. It is located in Santa Barbara County, between the Santa Ynez Mountains to the south and the San Rafael Mountains to the north.
Photographer: Laria Saunders (Oakland, California, United States) Registered
Laria is an emerging artist from Boston, New York and Los Angeles. She comes from a family of artists that span four generations on both sides including 3 professional photographers. Her passion for photography goes back 25 years and she received a BA from University California Los Angeles – World Arts & Culture. She has been awarded for her abstract, wildlife, dance and travel photography by Eden Arts, UK, Momentum: Images of Dance, CT., Art Scene Today, Art Slant and Projekt 30. Laria is co-owner of a portrait studio called City of Angels Headshots. Her exhibits include, “Photos with Words,” a group show at PhotoPlace Gallery,Vermont and also a group show at Grooveworx Gallery. She currently resides in the arts district of downtown Los Angeles and although on disability for chronic pain, it is photography that keeps her spirit alive.