Anne Babin grew up in her native Dalhousie NB, with a second home of the heart located just across the Restigouche River – the ancestral family farm in Pointe-a-Fleurant, Quebec. Upon retirement from a 27-year career in telecommunications, she turned a long-time photography hobby into a more serious endeavour.
She practises primarily nature photography with an abstract ‘splinter’ and an occasional splash of industrial flavor. She has a strong interest in visual art and design, and highly enjoys assembling a made-in-NB small-piece ceramics collection. She believes it is vital to interact not only with other photographers but with artists and craftspeople of all types for creative sustenance and for inspiration to reach the breakthroughs that are essential to artistic growth.
Her formative influences include workshops with Andre Gallant and Freeman Patterson, fine art photography studies in Dallas, and visits to photography exhibits at the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth.