T. Converse is a New England-based, freelance documentary
photographer. For the past twenty five years, Anne has been taking
pictures that reflect her love for horses, wooden boats, people and
places. She graduated in 1970 from Endicott College (Boston, MA) and
furthered her education at the New England School of Photography
from 1971 to 1973. Her travels have taken her throughout the United
States and Alaska, to Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New
Zealand, Nepal, Africa, India, Sychelle Islands, Carribean, and
Granada. She is co-author and photographer of the book entitled "Wood,
Wind & Water, A Story of the Opera House Cup Race of Nantucket",
released in June, 2002. She is also associate producer for the video
documentary entitled "Wood, Wind & Water, Classic Yacht
Racing in Antigua Regatta, 1999".
"I grew up with photographs - the black and white snapshots of relatives I never knew - their stately portraits, their antics caught candidly, and their fondness for each other. Photographs from the LIFE magazine, National Geographic and the US Camera books of the 50s, showed me many places documenting the lives of the people who lived there. All these things shaped my intuitive sense of photography and the way I work today. I still feel drawn to the "still image", fascinated by its capabilities to capture life in a fleeting moment. My photographs are “straight”-no filters or digital manipulation. I prefer to edit and crop when I am photographing and rarely will I crop a finished photograph. I study the quality of the light in relation to the subject matter, finding a balance in order to create an image. "