Growing up in an agnostic (agnostic: a person who believes that nothing is known, or can be known about the existence or nature of G-d.)  family, Elaine chose to study cultural anthropology in college and spent thousands of hours researching almost every major religious practice from Agnosticism to Zoroastrianism including extensive field research inside the Native American Pueblos of Northern New Mexico, the  Sikh Temple  of Yogi Bhajan, and the Amma Ashram in Santa Fe. 

Elaine's eye for photography influenced her to follow in the footsteps of her maternal grandfather, who was a major influence in her life. 

 

John Madcharo, owner of Ad-graphics and Madcharo Advertising and Design was a 1st generation Russian American whose parents immigrated from the former Soviet Union to the United States in the 1930's.   He made a name for himself photographing and advertising for nationwide brands such as Chick Fil-A, Scrubbing Bubbles and Coca-Cola. 

 

Elaine's hopes to capture images that express the love that she has for all people, and has learned  that the saying "All rivers lead to the ocean." can also apply to people and the many different paths they take while living human together in this world. Elaine and her four daughters are Jewish. 

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