With her keen and sensitive eye, Robin Layton rose to early success as a photojournalist. Although her background in the field attracts her to places and events with concrete significance, she has an ability to convey the less tangible sensations and feelings embedded in place. Her work captures scenes as varied as urban life in Paris and nature in the Pacific Northwest. Layton often creates blurs in her photographs, obscuring strong lines and details in favor of hazy light that reveals something subtler about a scene. “One of my favorite things to do is to shoot nature, but not in your normal, static way. I like to capture the energy of nature; kind of stay out of its way and let it present itself to me,” she has said.