HELLO AND WELCOME TO MY SITE!
My name is Christiane (nicknamed Jana) and although I was born in Frankfurt. Germany too many years ago, I currently live in Amity Harbor, NY along with my husband Steven, 3 cats Parker, Skittles & Snickers and our spunky dog Linus. I came to New York City on a crazy whim in the early 1990s and through a lot of luck and the help of great friends was able to become a legal US resident so I could continue to experience and photograph life in NYC and beyond. Saltydog Photography is dedicated to my beloved Black Labrador Retriever Boris, who was a frequent companion to my photographic excursions everywhere. Sadly, Boris left us after ten very special years on October 12, 2010. He will be forever missed but his spirit as well as our adventures shall continue to live on throughout these pages.
In the fall of 2004, I finally left NYC behind and found myself on suburban Long Island where at first I felt very much like the proverbial fish out of water. Luckily water wasn't too far every which way I turned and I began my transformation from gritty NYC street photographer to learning all I could about landscape photography and the intricate qualities of natural light. Although it took some time to adjust to life in suburbia, I have long lost my heart to the many beautiful places out here "on the island" and have fallen in love with the gorgeous island light along the many amazing ocean and bay beaches, the Long Island Sound, the countless town and county parks, and most of all the hidden gems of sand and coastal wetlands along the many nooks and crannies of the North and South Shores as well as the twin forks and the barrier islands.
Over the years, I have branched out into different areas of photography and aside from fine art photography, I am currently also offering family portrait/lifestyle sessions in studio or outdoors, along with sports as well as event photography such as Bar/Bat Mitzvahs, Sweet 16s & High School Reunions (with on-site printing).
If you are interested in purchasing a print or booking a photo session, please refer to the "Pricing" section of this site and contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 917.913.7907. Thank you so much for visiting!