So, who am I? I am artistically known by my nickname, Pinkie Ing. Ing is the real family name, but somewhere in the Hawaiian part of our history, it got a little convoluted. I grew up in Central New York and moved away when I was young. I lived in Los Angeles for 45 years and came to Upstate New York in 2014. I'm a die-hard soul from the West.

I am a visual artist who photographs in black and white and I love telling stories.

I currently print my own work on fine art papers with archival inks. I choose to make smaller prints (8x10). I take care with the papers and processes that I use. 

I was educated in fine art (painting, drawing, etc) and went to school for photography in Santa Monica. Later, I spent years with a photography mentor who encouraged me to buy more equipment than I would ever need, but the value in that mentorship helped me cross over from being a snap shooter. 

My first camera was a Pentax K1000 Asahi. My first digital camera was operated with a floppy disc.  I sold my first painting when I was 15 years old. I used to write poetry, mainly to make fun of my mother in lyric and then she caught me doing it.


Print Sales and Licensing:

Prints are available for sale at Munson Williams Proctor Art Institute's museum store in Utica, NY, through, or contact me directly through the contact page for sales and licensing.  

Prints that I ship are shipped flat, unmounted and unframed. In most instances, the paper I use is heavier weight and will not be rolled into tubes for mailing. 




  • 2022: Munson Williams Proctor Museum Side Walk Show: Composite photograph "Waiting For A Sign"
  • 2022 Prix de la Photographie de Paris - honorable mention
  • IPA 2021 (International Photography Awards)  Honorable Mention Black & White Nature Photography: "Release"
  • July 30,2021 Meet the Artist Solo Presentation, Munson Williams Proctor Museum
    July 2021 Munson Williams Proctor Museum Sidewalk Show, Mt. Hope Pictorialist image
  • July 2020 Munson Williams Proctor Museum Virtual Sidewalk show, levitation composite not for sale
  • July 2019 group show, Munson Williams Proctor Museum sidewalk show, exhibiting a train photograph (sold)
  • June 2019 Solo Exhibit at Oneida Public Library of train photography
  • January 2019 - Toy Train Show, Union Station, Utica, NY
  • 2018 Gallery on Farrier Avenue, Oneida, NY
  • December 2018 CAC Holiday Show, Sherrill, NY
  • 2015 (March) Featured Photographer, New Landscape Photography
    2013 MOPLA Pin Up Show, Robert Berman Gallery, Bergamont Station, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2011 & 2012 International Photography Awards

           * IPA 2011 - Honorable Mention - Editorial : Environmental Category
           * IPA 2011 - Honorable Mention - People : Lifestyle Category
           * IPA 2012 - Honorable Mention - Special : Digitally Enhanced Category
           * IPA 2012 - Honorable Mention - Fine Art : Other Fine Art Category

  • 2012 Pico Artist Coalition 
  • 2010 / 2009  5x7 shows, Blue 7 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2009 Water Show, Santa Monica College Exhibit, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2008 Exhibit for Pico Blvd / Pico Improvement Organization, Santa Monica, CA
  • 2008 National Geographic Bioblitz, Santa Monica Mountains, CA, contributing photographer
  • 2008 Sierra Club auction contributor