Local photographer Peggy Zane Martinet has creativity in her blood. Her father was a photographer and her grandparents were part of one of the first traveling circuses in the United States.
Using the world around her as a backdrop and adding a bit of her own style, Martinet, a wife, mother and grandmother, has taken her passion for photography and combined it with her love of nature and stop-and-smell-the-roses attitude. Her latest works are currently on display at Penelope's Café in La Cañada Flintridge, featuring images from her travels around the world and some subjects that she finds in her own backyard in Glendale.
"The first time I thought about taking photos, we were up in Victoria, Canada on a camping trip and we went to Butchart Gardens," Martinet said. "They had begonias like I had never seen and I started snapping pictures. When I got home and saw what I had captured, I kind of liked it. Over the years, I had done a little bit, but I was working. And then I retired almost four years ago and it's just been a real new and exciting thing and I just love it."