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Meet Diane Cockerill of Diane Cockerill Photography in Downtown

Today we’d like to introduce you to Diane Cockerill.

Diane, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
Love of photography entered my life when I was given a camera by my father on my 10th birthday. When I retired from advertising several years ago, I became fully immersed in photographing my native Los Angeles with its sprawling neighborhoods. It’s the streets that capture my imagination: the skyline, historic structures, people and street art. I have been fortunate to have galleries show my work not only in Los Angeles, but in Boston, South Korea, and Hungary.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
Working full time for many years presented a challenge of having the luxury to spend full days wandering and photographing. Family responsibilities, deadlines and errands all chipped away at my free time so retiring and moving with my husband from the Westside to the Santa Fe Art Colony near Downtown created opportunities to spend quality time in areas of the city that intrigue me.

Please tell us about Diane Cockerill Photography.
As a third-generation Angeleno, I love my city and I think my photography reflects that love. My camera is with me at all times so I attempt to seize moments with unique vision and sensibility. I try not to take typical photographs; I am not striving for postcard-perfect, instead making images that stop people and make them wonder how I see what they do not see.

Do you look back particularly fondly on any memories from childhood?
I had a lovely childhood so I could name so many. Family summer road trips probably head the list.

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2 Comments

  1. Launa D. Romoff

    June 19, 2018 at 15:02

    Loved the story, well deserved for you are an amazing photographer!!

  2. Maureen Haldeman

    June 25, 2018 at 08:22

    Great article Diane. You truly do see what others do not see. Thank you for sharing your vision!

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