**LightSeeker**TreeLover**Contemplative Imagery**

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Last updated on Oct 24, 2021

WELCOME to my shop! All images are ORIGINAL, taken and created by me.
Current SPECIAL offer: 20% OFF $50 Use coupon code 20PERCENTOFF50
Always F R E E USA Shipping
All image sizes are customizable
Feel Free to message with any questions!



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About Lookinforlight

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On Etsy since 2013

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 photographic art. It’s a crazy miracle that you found me buried deep in this digital Everest . I am in the ongoing process of creating and filling this shop and will be continually uploading 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 not entirely marketing savvy … my shop 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" 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 fleeting. Light illuminates and enlightens; it seems to attract and guide my eyes. When it’s not there, I’m lookin’ for it (note hoosierisms are telling of my Indiana roots).
My work is somewhat diverse as I am 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. For many years, I have been 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 history.
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 "inherited" 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 with my wild hooligan rescue pups Bud & Bell. I feel 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.
I understand that many don’t see this place (the world) as I do. I encourage my students, to appreciate each other’s unique vision and perception and chosen path to communicate---making their unique marks. 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!

Shop members

  • 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/

Shop policies

Last updated on February 2, 2020
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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Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns and exchanges
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
I don't accept cancellations
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)
Returns and exchange details
All work is guaranteed. Money is refundable less shipping to and from buyer.
Please note, custom created works are not refundable. I will provide proofs for your approval before completing final transaction.
Due to the nature of Instant digital downloads they are not refundable once the file has been downloaded.
Credit cards, debit cards, Etsy Gift Cards, check or money orders accepted.
For checks, order will be processed when cleared.
Please note only one discount or coupon may be used per one order
Please Note FREE SHIPPING offers do not apply to mounted metal or canvas works unless otherwise stated.
Work will be shipped via USPS in a sturdy, protective tube or rigid envelope or box. Please email me with specific shipping needs regarding rush service or need for signature.
International shipping fees listed are estimates. Shipping overpayment of more than $2 will be refunded
Canvas Photos will be shipped with protective packing in a sturdy box.
Additional policies and FAQs
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.

Please note only one discount or coupon may be used per one order

Please Note FREE SHIPPING offers do not apply to mounted metal or canvas works unless otherwise noted.

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!

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PLEASE NOTE and consider that all work in this shop is original and will be expertly and professionally printed locally under my supervision on heavyweight Archival Paper or Canvas with archival pigments or inks. The work purchased in this shop is NOT an unlicensed copy, "reproduced poster" or "snapshot" mass produced in a distant 1-hour photo lab.
Although Etsy has now permitted shops to sell images that are NOT created by the seller--nor required to provide attribution to the original artist, all images for purchase in Lookinforlight shop are original, and created by me.
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