Natalie Obermaier was born in Annapolis, Maryland, America?s sailing capital, in 1978. Sadly, she?s never sailed a day in her life. Since graduating from Philadelphia?s Drexel University in 2001 with a degree in photography, she has offset her inferior boating skills by traveling extensively, making portraits in Turkey, Costa Rica, South Africa, Mexico, Western Europe, and throughout the United States. Her work has been exhibited in shows on both U.S. coasts, as well as a sprinkling of those other towns in between. Natalie has been living an incredibly happy life in Venice, California, since 2004. She?s been working there, too.