My name is Suzanne, and I live in Orange County, California.
Eleven years ago I was in a serious car accident and lost the use of my right arm. I’m right handed … so, bummer! The accident occurred when someone ran a stop sign and t-boned my car on the driver’s side, spinning the car a full 360 degrees on impact. I’ve gone through twelve surgeries, and basically pure hell, since then.
I now have about 25% use of my right arm. I had electrodes implanted in my arm and shoulder, a battery/charger to control them inside my abdomen, and I often refer to myself as The Bionic Woman. I am under the ongoing care of a pain management specialist and a physical therapist.
As a result of the car accident, it took me over three years to hold a DSLR camera again. I am now one of the only “one-armed” photographers in the world. (In reality, I DO have two arms – but only one of them actually works the way an arm is supposed to!)
I am assisted by my (giant-breed) service dog, Fred The Newf. He's a big hairy, drooling, puppy-beast of a Newfoundland. He's my constant companion.
My passion for photography is a huge driving force in my life. My photos have been featured and/or highlighted on an international level by a lot of cool people (and places) (and media forums) over the last couple years.
My photography can be found hanging in homes and offices around the world.
Isn’t that the coolest thing ever?