Debbie Cain is a fine art photographer born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area.
She fell in love with photography at the age of nine, when her mother gave her an old instamatic camera. When she took her first photography class in high school, she was instantly hooked on the printing process. Nothing gave her more pleasure than working in a darkroom and watching her image come to life in the developer. At San Jose State University, she received a minor in Fine Art Photography and a B.A. in Magazine Journalism. After college she was able to really hone her printing skills when she worked at a custom photography lab for five years as a black and white printer. She has been fortunate enough to travel to places like Spain, Morocco, Bali, New Zealand and Australia, which are deeply reflected in her work. She loves traditional photography and the classic look and feel that a black and white image provides.
In 2010, she started shooting digital. She enjoys working with Photoshop and has recently started creating Digital Montages where she takes pieces of different images and pieces them together to create one cohesive photograph.
Debbie is a member of the San Francisco Women Artists Gallery and the Art Guild of Pacifica.
She was published in Black and White Magazine in October 2001 which featured some of her black and white images from Kauai. In 2011, she was featured in Camera Obscura, an online Romanian magazine, for her black and white infrared images. In 2012 she was published in International Masters of Photography, Volume 1 and in Important World Artists, Volume 1, in 2013.