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Lookinforlight will donate 100% of Proceeds of all Instant Digital Download Photos to IJM.org as a Freedom Partner effort. International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. Learn more at IJM.org
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Lookinforlight will donate 100% of Proceeds of all Instant Digital Download Photos to IJM.org as a Freedom Partner effort. International Justice Mission is a human rights agency that brings rescue to victims of slavery, sexual exploitation and other forms of violent oppression. Learn more at IJM.org
Much GRATITUDE to you!


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Sometimes... Our vision evolves. I see something in a certain light (and color), but light of course is always changing. When there seems to be endless possibilities we have to settle somewhere, we can always head elsewhere tomorrow.
Van Gogh's "Starry Night over Rhone River" influenced my creation of "Atlantic and Pier at Dawn." But, there's no matching Vincent's impasto and emotional use of color. I was shooting for a sublime, yet peaceful view.
Picasso's 1962 Linocut "Portrait of Jacqueline II" came to mind when I happened upon this lovely gem of a masterpiece laying in the road. Although, rather than a split personality, I saw a melancholic couple born of eucalyptus bark.
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Coming out of the art-making closet and into the digital universe...

Coming out of the art-making closet and into the digital universe...
I appreciate you taking the time to look at some of my photography. It’s a bloody miracle that you found me buried deep in the mountainous digital dogpile. I am in the ongoing process of creating this shop and will be uploading more as time permits. Most all work is customizable regarding size and surface finish. Please email any questions or requests to lookinforlight63 [!at] gmail.com.
Clearly I am new at this… the name reveals my lack of understanding all things search engines, PR, marketing and much more. Regarding the name “Lookinforlight,” it is in fact what I do out there in the world. Photo of course means “light,” and I like the ideas and symbols related to the word “light” especially in terms of being illuminated---heart and mind that is. I admire light’s transience---it is there, but often fleeting. Light illuminates and enlightens; it seems to attract and guide my eyes. When it’s not there, I’m lookin’ for it.
My work is somewhat diverse as I am visually intrigued by a variety of imagery that I see out there in the world---and some I don’t (see, that is). My early work with film was often focused on capturing ethereal images using infrared film. I am very interested in attempting to capture the varying perceived levels of reality. Infrared film is sensitive to light wavelengths that aren’t visible to our eyes, but are there. I loved the surprises that my film would reveal once processed.
I find myself drawn to certain images again and again. During pregnancies and early baby-raising years I was completely enthralled with most anything TREES. Leaves, roots, textures, colors, but most of all-- writhing tree forms. My students and kids good-naturedly refer to me at times as the “treelady” (amongst other titles). I realize it may seem strange---and it is, honestly I was (and still am to a certain extent) always looking at and admiring trees. And yes, I often see humanlike forms and qualities in trees. There are tree eyes everywhere if you pay attention. So, often an emphasis on trees, which when I attempt to psychoanalyze seems to have something to do with my interest in what trees often symbolize such as family, ancestors, life cycles, generations, and the ancient past.
I am very interested in ancestor and family photos. I create family montages that attempt to convey those in my past and their lives and relationships. I’m interested in the generational continuum and how traits carry on in our lives even after our loved ones have passed. We carry their genes and continue to live out their traits, which become ours and pass along onto the next generation.
I have been able to give a little more time to my vision and all that is amazing around me. I enjoy walking and hiking in nature. I know many view images of nature as mundane, perhaps even cliché---I get that, but I have to follow my path and currently it’s on seeking lovely light---often in nature. I love light coming in at an angle, dawn and dusk---and diffused, so you’ll notice a repeating theme in much of my nature works. It seems like we often don’t notice things around us when are heads are full of the busy-ness of life. I love to walk and see what is existing---waiting patiently, quietly around us that most often goes unnoticed. Some of these images/places/scenes seem like a living, breathing presence whose depth is beyond a 2-dimensional capture. But, I keep trying.
Lastly, as I start to notice patterns in my work, I see my attention given at times to what appear to be visual metaphors and/or found juxtapositions. Often I find them humorous and odd in a visual and intellectual manner---so I shoot them ;)
I understand that many don’t see this place as I do. I encourage my art students, to appreciate each other’s unique vision and perception and chosen path to communicate. I am thankful we are free to make and create as we are uniquely inspired and driven. Thankfully we are not mandated or controlled (as in the past and currently still in some places) by the church or government, upper class or other powers that be to create to their demands. I appreciate the freedom I have about what marks I choose to make in order to communicate my mind and heart about where and who I am.
So, if you happen to be wandering around out there in the seemingly infinite digital universe and you miraculously stumble upon this little etsy storefront, I hope you take a moment to see what I see.

Gratefully, MeT

**& for my ABOLITIONIST beliefs: Lookinforlight is donating 100% of proceeds from Instant Digital Download purchases to IJM.org! Please help me support International Justice Mission battle human trafficking!


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  • Mandy Effner Tucker

    Owner, Photo Artist

    ABOLITIONIST/Mama/Wife/Teacher/PhotoArtist/TreeLady BFA w/emphasis in Photography, CA Single Subject Teaching Credential Visual Arts High School Teacher: Photographic Arts & Advanced Placement Art History Specializes in Fine Art Photography

  • Buddy Boy


    Cattle dog rescue pup hiking buddy follow me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bud_n_bell/

  • Bella Bear

    Task Master

    Australian Shepard mix rescue pup guardian of the compound follow me on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bud_n_bell/

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Last updated on April 28, 2017
Please email me if you have any questions about my work.
All work is custom made so the sizes and finishes are flexible. If you need or desire a different size or finish simply send an email and I will do my best to accommodate your request.

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All work is guaranteed. Money is refundable less shipping to and from buyer.
I am sorry, but custom created works are not refundable. I will provide proofs for your approval before completing transaction.
Due to the nature of Instant digital downloads they are not refundable once the file has been downloaded.
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All photos are printed on Premium quality fine art photo paper with archival inks to resist fading to last a lifetime in typical indoor display. It is best to avoid displaying photos in direct sunlight over long periods.
The surface finish varies depending on the image from the following:
Hot Press Bright White Heavy Smooth Matte Fine Art Paper (330 gsm)
Cold Press Bright White Heavy Textured Matte Fine Art Paper (340 gsm)
Metallic Glossy Photo Paper (260 gsm)
***If you have a preference please add your request into the notes section, otherwise I determine which finish is appropriate for each image depending color/contrast and tonal range.

Please note color may vary slightly due to differences in monitor calibration. Prints may appear slightly darker due to monitor illumination.

The work will ship WITHOUT the Copyright stamp through the image.
There is a very small semi-transparent artist watermark in lower corner.

All work is original. My photographs are copyrighted and protected by law. Please do not reproduce without permission. Please email for licensing for commercial use/resale.

Most photos can be ordered larger or smaller sizes and with different surface finishes. Custom orders are available by emailing requests to lookinforlight63 @gmail.com

Thank you so much for your interest in my work!