Marie Belfort had worked in events, marketing, and fundraising for many years before joining Winterbourne in 2014 as a Finance Administrator. In-between taking care of our daily income and expenditure, and much else besides, Marie makes time to walk around the garden, always with camera in hand poised ready to take a picture. We asked her to pick some of the best from her winter collection.
“I’ve loved photography since I was a teenager. I have no idea where this passion comes from. I’ve always loved looking at photographs and I’ve collected photography books for years. Recently though, I suppose now my children are grown up I have more time to indulge in it myself. I have a digital SLR, but to be honest I love taking pictures with my Iphone. It’s so light and portable and I always have it with me.”
“I love to visit other gardens and historic houses. I take pictures wherever I go. I think everything makes a good picture! Since I started at Winterbourne though, I’d have to say I’ve become a bit obsessed with photographing the garden. I have over 3000 pictures of it stored on my computer.”
“I love photographing Winterbourne first thing in the morning. The light can be amazing then and it makes everything look stunning. Frosty mornings are my favourite, just as the sun is rising. I often wish I could just walk around it more and not think about photos, but I find that really difficult. I see pictures everywhere! I’m often racing around the garden taking pictures before I start work. I’m looking forward to a proper snow fall too as that would be amazing.”