Photo Portfolio: Linda Phillips

Cape Cod Life  /  April/May 2022 /

Writer: Allyson Plessner / Photographer: Linda Phillips 

Shoot From The Heart Linda Phillips has found an incredible passion in the world of wildlife photography, and she has set out to present the majestic dignity of the Cape’s most magnificent creatures and striking landscapes in each of her photos. “I remember as a kid staring out the car window, admiring the way the light hit the mountains as my family drove through the Berkshires. Then, as a young mother, I took many snapshots of my children,” explains Linda Phillips about her lifelong love of photography. “There was one photo I took of them while vacationing on Nantucket around a scenic cottage with lovely flowers. My father-in-law looked at it and told me that I had a good eye. I never forgot that.”  Years after that special photo, following a battle with cancer, Phillips received her first DSLR camera as a gift. In 2014, she moved to Cape Cod, and time and inspiration led her more deeply into her passion.  “Everything about the Cape felt like home,” says Phillips about her decision to move to Dennis full-time after years of memorable summers there with her children. She started off photographing landscapes and seascapes–a subject that abounds on the Cape–but she soon found herself entranced by the world of wildlife photography. “You never really know what you’ll find–or not find–when you go out,” she explains about the excitement of shooting out in nature. “I love that it turns you into an adventurer, walking miles in the freezing winter just to get a glimpse of a rare bird or shooting the Milky Way in complete darkness with coyotes howling in the distance.”  “I think photography is like anything else–the more you do it, the better you get,” notes Phillips, who herself has taken workshops at the Cape Cod Art Center. Ever a student…

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Allyson Plessner

Allyson Plessner is a former editorial intern for Cape Cod Life and now works for the publication as a staff writer and digital media coordinator. Born in Florida, Allyson has been a lifelong summer resident of the Cape. She is a recent alumna of the College of Charleston, located in Charleston, South Carolina, where she completed bachelor’s degrees in both English and Spanish. In her free time, Allyson is an avid sailor, beach-goer, and—like her fellow Cape Cod Life colleagues—a dog-lover.