Love of life
My passion for the outdoors and living life to the fullest drives me to share my experiences through photography, birdwatching, hiking, and astronomy. My goal is to use my skills in photography to raise awareness about the importance of protecting and preserving natural areas for future generations. I plan to do this by volunteering my time and efforts to conservation efforts, in addition to using my photographs to educate and inspire others to do their part in preserving these precious spaces.
For The Love Of Photography
Photography is a unique art form that allows us to freeze time, preserving memories and moments that would otherwise be lost. Individually, my photos capture a specific moment, place or event, but as a collection, they serve as a window into my personal journey and perspective of the world. With a passion for photography dating back to the 1970s, I have had the opportunity to photograph a variety of subjects, from nature and wildlife to people and events. My photographs serve as a visual diary of my experiences, and a way for others to see the world through my lens.
One of my fondest memories is from when I was 15 and walked into a local newspaper office, inquiring about a job as a photographer. To my surprise, they hired me as a stringer. I was able to gain valuable experience by covering local events and writing articles. This early opportunity allowed me to earn money, receiving $2.50 per image and $0.05 per word for my published work. Since then I have had the opportunity to expand my skills and photograph a wide range of subjects such as weddings, real estate and portraits. However, what I enjoy most now is exploring the world and finding new perspectives through my lens.
I have always been captivated by the art and process of photography. From the moment I first developed a roll of film in a high school darkroom, watching as the images came to life under the amber lights in the developer tray, I was hooked. The experience of capturing a moment in time, and bringing it to life through the lens, is something that has always fascinated me and continues to do so to this day.
As an amateur photographer based in Southern Wisconsin, I am fortunate to have the opportunity to capture a wide variety of subjects. From the natural beauty of the outdoors to the unique character of local events and people, there is always something interesting and inspiring to photograph. It brings me great pleasure to be able to share these images with others and I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I enjoyed taking them.
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