I’ve been peering at the world through polished glass for over 45 years. Much of that time was through motion picture and television cameras.
During those years I shot training and information programs, documentaries, freelanced as a motion picture cameraman & shot local news on film.
All of that led me back to still photography and my first still camera, an Olympus OM-1. It’s broken but still on the shelf. I remember how wonderfully it fit in my hand. Of course, it wasn’t a 16MM motion picture camera. But picking it up just now, holding it and tripping the shutter brought back some wonderful memories.
I moved on to Digital and very much enjoy the satisfaction of a “hallelujah chimp.” So, with my involvement with the Virginia Professional Photographers Association (VPPA), Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and some local photography groups, I’m now learning imagery from a new fine art perspective. For a nuts and bolts guy, this is a leap into the unknown. But the result is here, judge for yourself. http://www.slrimagery.com
I've developed an interest in Landscape Photography http://www.slrimagery.com/landscape as it pertains to the Chesapeake Bay, Architectural photography in the form of remodeled homes http://www.slrimagery.com/architectural, as well as macro and still life studio work http://www.slrimagery.com/thefunstuff.
In 2014 I entered my first print competition with Virginia PPA and actually brought home some blue ribbons. I repeated that effort in 2015, 2016 and 2017.
In 2016 I entered professional photographers of America, International Print Competition and merited all 4 submissions earning a bronze medal for that effort.
2017 PPA IPC garnered 2 merits of 4 with those 2 going into the loan collection, the coveted top spot in PPA.
And now with Virginia PPA 2018, I merited 5 of 8 entries, won Court of Honor in the Creative Portrait category and won a spot in the top 10 VPPA photographers in VA. All in an effort to do better.
My photographic interests are varied but most of my paid work is architectural and stock in nature. I also enjoy landscape, macro and still life photography.
I'm a Navy veteran who firmly believes that quality fine art photography springs from study and passion for the art. Learning and sharing are what we must all do to improve our lot in life.