Critics have described Doris Mitsch's photography as “voluptuous, highly tactile,” “fleshy and tender,” and “a meditative revelation.” Her work has been published and exhibited internationally, including at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Mitsch is interested in what happens when familiar things are made unfamiliar under different light or from new perspectives. “There’s so much about the natural world that we don’t understand or even see. Most often we experience it at some remove: a vista point, a trail, an arrangement… Even nature photography has conventions that hold us at a distance. It’s an interesting challenge to find a new way to look at something like a flower, which has already been photographed so many times, and find qualities that might not have been apparent before.” Mitsch lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and is a graduate of Stanford University.