Follow along with me as I travel the world on a quest to publish one million photos
38448. “The machinery of propaganda may pack their minds with falsehood and deny them truth for many generations of time. But the soul of man thus held in trance, or frozen in a long night, can be awakened by a spark coming from God knows where, and in a moment the whole structure of lies and oppression is on trial for its life.” ― Winston Churchill British Prime Minister
Hello! My name is Liz—welcome to my quest of becoming the first woman (that I know of) to take, edit, and publish one million photographs to document my journey through this vast, beautiful, diverse, and complex world that we live in.
I spent my childhood moving around small towns in the Midwest. After completing high school in Minnesota, I relocated to St. Louis, Missouri to attend college. I spent the second semester of my sophomore year in Haifa, Israel which solidified my love of travel my passion for new cultures. I spent some time on the East Coast after college but didn’t have nearly enough time to explore.
After school, I took a job teaching English at a private school in Anyang, South Korea. After two and a half years of living and working in Asia, I decided it was time to come home to the United States and lay down some roots.
In 2010 I had the opportunity to move to Seattle and fell in love with the mountains, the ocean, the food, and the people. My life in the Pacific Northwest has allowed me to pursue my many passions including my rescue dog, Rico, photography, hiking, scuba diving, pottery, cooking, gummy candy, sugar cookies, coffee, tea, running, art in all forms, and travel. I spent ten wonderful years in Seattle and then relocated to a much smaller town of Camas, Washington–just 20 minutes outside of Portland, Oregon in 2020.
In 2018 I took up throwing pottery. This only fueled my creativity further and I found that my photos got better and better the more time that I spent on the pottery wheel.
In 2019 I took a job that allowed me to travel extensively around the West Coast. I had the opportunity to fall in love with and photograph cities of the Western United States.
It is my hope that this project encourages at least one person to live life to the fullest and to see the beauty in both the big and small things that this world as to offer.