Having worked as a portrait photographer for most of my adult life, I have expanded my vision to fine art/scenic photography. It’s an exciting time: I see the world around me opening up to new interpretation. When I pick up a camera, ordinary objects become extraordinary. When photographing, I look for a special quality of light, an intriguing composition, and a dose of whimsy.
Gretje is known for her portraits of cancer survivors, which through the years have hung on the Massachusetts General Hospital Wall of Hope, and at the Gordon Cancer Center at Lahey Clinic in Burlington. Her photographs of gay dads and their kids have been shown at multiple galleries in the Boston area, and appear on two book covers. She has photographed hundreds of Canadian and U.S. artists, authors, and business executives, and her work has been published in more than 50 international magazines. She lives in Dedham, Massachusetts, where she is an active participant in the town’s cultural and musical offerings.