Sallie has been a photographer most of her life, around an active scientific career in biochemistry, cell biology and ecological restoration. Her scientific interest in photosynthesis and plant membrane structure parallels her botanical photography activities. She has worked primarily as a documentations photographer for scientific and environmental projects, particularly in the Pacific Northwest.
Her goal is to show people what the may not see for themselves. She captures the nature of a subject and uses natural light to enhance her images. Subjects include a variety of biomes and habitats on four continents, with an emphasis on botanical species and scientists at work. Additional stock can be viewed at www.saspra.com and www.agpix.com
She has traveled to Costa Rica and Guyana as a botanical photographer for the Smithsonian Natural History Museum; continues to photograph flora around the US; and presented her Desert SW images to botanic garden patrons in Alice Springs, Australia. Her work has been exhibited in solo shows in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at the University of Colorado-Boulder; at the Appalachian Gallery in Morgantown, WV; and at Quicksilver Photo Lab and Gallery in Bellingham, WA.
Now retired from the academic world, Sallie is again devoting most of her time to photography – botanical as well as landscape and natural history – and several book projects.