Debbie grew up in Boston, MA and has been taking pictures since she was old enough to hold her Brownie camera and snap the shutter. Her love of photography came from her father, who loved taking pictures and slides of anything and everything.
Moving to Dallas, TX in 1978, Debbie continued taking photos and in the past 33 years, has accumulated tens of thousands of photos and memories. Her favorite shots consisted of family, friends, weddings, animals, and beautiful scenery.
In 2008, a good friend of Debbie's bought her a ticket as a gift to her first NASCAR race at Texas Motor Speedway. She was told to watch the races, starting with the Daytona 500, to pick a favorite driver, and to learn the rules of stock car racing. "Are you kidding me?" she thought! Nevertheless, as a dutiful and appreciative friend, she did as she was told and was totally hooked from the first wave of the green flag.
Taking pictures at the races came naturally, and in March 2009, Debbie was fortunate enough to meet NASCAR driver, Jennifer Jo Cobb, who became a dear friend, and was gracious enough have Debbie as her guest in the NCWTS garage for the races she was able to attend in 2009 and 2010. Her pictures of Jennifer have been featured in Skirts and Scuffs, Anderson Cooper 360 on CNN and on other local network news programs. She will forever be in Jennifer's debt for this amazing opportunity!
Since becoming part of the Skirts and Scuffs team, Debbie has been able to expand her talents, and can now capture so much more at the tracks than she could in the past. Her camera may be small compared to the huge equipment the pros carry around their necks, but her eye is sharp and her determination strong. She thinks of herself as "short, round and stealth" and hopes she has been able to give our readers an enjoyable close-up and behind-the-scenes look at our beloved NASCAR.
You can find Debbie’s photos in the Skirts and Scuffs photo archives on Facebook or on our website under the heading Through the Lens.
Tuesday, January 11, 2011