I’ve been peering at the world through polished glass for over 40 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 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 again last year. This time with some client work, which adds some value to the effort for me.
And now in 2016, I brought home a bronze medal for my contributions to the PPA International Print Competition, meriting four for four. All in an effort to do better.
My 2017 efforts resulted to 2 for 4 merits with those 2 merits being accepted into the PPA Loan Collection.
My photographic interests are varied but most of my paid work is architectural and stock in nature. I also enjoy landscape, macro, still life, event 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.