Landscape, Nature/Wildlife, Fine Art, photographer based in New Holstein, Wisconsin. I have been a photographer for over 40 years. My interest today allows me to be creative in may ways. I look for a new perspective in all the images I create. My images are available as Originals (one of a kind), Limited Editions (editions not more then ten per image) and Open editions.
Today with digital photography, you need to be not only a photographer, but an "Artist of Photography". This includes the ability to create your own work, from concept to the finished print. You should be able to complete at least 75% of your work within your own studio.
The images I photograph, I try to make unique in their own way. My work consists of both Original and Limited-Edition prints, all of which are numbered and signed. The Original Print will be one of a kind and will not be duplicated in any form. Limited Editions will be made in editions of 10 or less of any given image.
Most of my work is black and white, and printed on fine art papers. Hahnemuhle fine art papers and Epson Legacy, are my papers of choice for Original prints and Epson Cold and Hot press for Limited Edition prints. When an Original image is printed on Hahenemuhle papers, each print will have a serialized numbered hologram on the backside of the print along with a matching hologram on a certificate. Each serial numbered original print will also be registered with the Hahnemuhle Paper Co. in Germany.
I hope the people who attend my shows appreciate what I do. I want the people to appreciate how I shoot and create unique ways to show myself through my work.
From camera to paper, is an adventure.
Come explore my world as an Artist of Photography.
The "Honorary Degree of Distinction" is awarded to IFPO Members inducted into the Freelance Photographers Hall of Fame, for outstanding achievements in the arts and science of photography.
My very first interest in photography was playing with super eight movies. It wasn't until the early 1970's when my art teacher, changed my interest to still photography and the artful work that could be done in a darkroom. After taking a photography course at "The School of Modern Photography" my interest grew. I started doing portraits and weddings, but this was not what I wanted to do, but it helped pay the bills. I had a strong interest in Landscape, Nature, Fine Art and Impressionist (Abstract) photography, and someday that goal would be reached.
In early 2000 I started working with digital photography. Digital photography gave me the freedom to abstract or manipulate images inside the camera and thru the use of a computer without the expense of film. When I want to create an abstract image on the computer, I look for a subject that will look interesting when completed.
Exploring the world of abstracts, created with the camera, is both challenging and rewarding. To be able to see the taken image right away (and not wait for film development) allowed me to make adjustments right on the spot. Film photography is still a great interest of mine. I will be shooting more film, plus doing my own film processing. You will see more of my work created with the help of film and digital combined.
Most of my images are printed in my studio using only the highest quality printers, paper and inks. This way I have complete control of the outcome of my work. They are all printed using Archival and Acid Free Products. My images will be signed and numbered as Original or Limited-Edition Prints. A few Open Edition Prints are made which are mainly used for greeting cards and my Small Image Series.
The best part about being an "Artist of Photography" is not only getting out and taking pictures, but also sharing my interest with others. Whether it is explaining one of my images or simply sharing my knowledge in photography. I hope you enjoy my work.
The HDD rating is given to photographers who have been awarded an Honorary Degree of Distinction in the Photographic Arts and Sciences.
January 2008, I was inducted in the institutes of "American Image Press" and "The International Freelance Photographers Organization Hall of Fame" and received an "Honorary Degree of Distinction" (HDD) in the photographic Arts and Sciences.
May 2015, In "Photo Elements Techniques", I took first place in their Subscriber Showcase Food Photo Challenge.
2018, I was one of the fifty photographers selected to have my project, "The Motion of Dance" published in LensWork, 2018 "Seeing in SIXES" book. This was a Six-Image Project contest for the readers of LensWork books. There are about 1300 readers world-wide who submitted works to be juried.
2019, I received a publication award from "Black & White" magazine. My, "Steinway Grand Piano Abstract", was published in their Special Issue 2019 Contest Winners for Collectors of Fine Photography.
Life Time Membership of IFPO (International Freelance Photographers Organization) and Hall of Fame Member of IFPO. Plymouth Arts Center, Wisconsin Visual Artists, Lakeshore Artist Guild, Manitowoc, WI, The Trout Museum, Appleton WI, Thelma Sadoff Center for the Arts, Fond du Lac, WI, Cedarburg Cultural Center, Thelma Visual Artists, Fond du Lac, WI.
From camera to paper, is an adventure.
Come Explore my world as an "Artist of Photography.