Alta Bakery and Cafe is excited to announce a new exhibit of photographs by Rachael Short in our dining room, the Diaz Adobe. Come view Rachael's beautiful work at 502 Munras Avenue (open daily, 7am-4pm) and enjoy breakfast or lunch plus our breads, pastries, sweets, and coffee and tea.
Ever since she picked up her father’s camera at the age of twelve, photography has remained Rachael Short's passion. In 2000, this California native moved to Santa Barbara to study photography at the Brooks Institute of Photography. Over the following decade Rachael established a thriving wedding photography and portraiture business. In addition, with an artist colleague she launched Gallery EXPOSED in the heart of Carmel. Her formal shooting pursuits ended abruptly in 2010 when her neck broke in a car accident, leaving her a quadriplegic.
Rachael now divides her time between physical therapy and capturing images with her iPhone. Photographs of nature, people and places allow her to explore the relationship between light and shadow—images she transforms into platinum prints.