I first became passionate about photography in the 1960′s when my workhorse cameras were an Argus C4 35mm rangefinder camera and a Crown Graphic 4X5 camera; developing images in chemical filled darkrooms, and I had aspirations of becoming a photojournalist. In 1965 reality intervened and I shipped out with the United States Navy. Subsequent to my naval service, and due to my need to support myself, I entered in to a forty year career in the banking industry and ultimately retired from a position as a senior technology manager.
During the intervening years my passion for photography dwindled, becoming all but non-existent. I was not a part of the photography scene when the digital revolution began. Beginning in 2009 my passion for creating images through photography resurfaced and I began teaching myself digital photography techniques. The basic fundamentals of capturing light have never changed, but camera controls and “developing” techniques took on new paradigms via technological evolution. Catching up to the technology, I have begun and continue to perfect my skills using the new tools available. Savoring the power and diversity of photographic imaging in the digital workspace. Exploring the world with a new vigor and ability to share the images that are in my mind’s eye with everyone.
I have been disabled since 2008 and rely upon my “better half” for a hell of a lot of my daily needs, including driving our van, carrying camera gear and setting-up photos, I am allowed, when not otherwise “impaired” to pilot my own power chair, but dependence on the chair does limit my ability to stake out the perfect spot for the camera when creating shots. I figure that process will either force me to be more creative in my “chair view” shots, or rehabilitate myself to re-learn how to stand up and take a few steps.
For this, and so much else in my life, I am supremely grateful for the love of Judy Carol Frost.
Selected images in my HDR gallery at my Portfolio are available for purchase, as fine prints and as various categories of merchandise.