MJ always had that affinity to snap photos, even at an early age. She grew up in a musical family dabbling in painting, drawing and other art projects. However, photography was the one avenue that wasn't truly explored until later in life. MJ studied classical piano and violin at the ripe age of 4, but it was violin that became the instrument of choice at Boston University. Contemplating both music and art at school, it was not to be. She took up photography as a serious hobby just out of college with an old Nikon FG-20, and more recently converted to digital format. Her digital work here includes birds, seascapes and portraits, and tries to find the light side of her subjects. What's her goal? "To allow the viewer to experience what I see through my lens, and to ignite the desire to take up the camera and give it a go."