Member Since: February 19, 07
LocationTucson, AZ, USA
BiographyI'm a semi-retired old fart and a consultant in the office imaging industry. I publish a daily newsletter with international distribution and a circulation of several thousand readers. The newsletter keeps track of all those companies and people who make copiers, fax machines and who do document management. That daily chore is what allows me to also be an aspiring photographer, a mediocre writer and a world class couch potato without worrying about the wolves at the door.
I got my first camera when I was about 10 - that's more than 50 years ago. My first 35mm was bought in 1967 on a friend's credit card. (He's been reimbursed.)
I was a freelance photographer in San Francisco in the late 1960. Spent the 70's as a frame shop and gallery owner, the 80s as a marketing director for a couple of record labels and the 90s hiding out in a multi-billion dollar multi-national - working hard at not reporting to anyone or having anyone reporting to me.
Artist's StatementI like to think I'm an photographer/artist in pursuit of images that are interesting, that tell stories or stimulate thought and emotion, or maybe even some controversy.
I don't believe photography is about seeing new things. I believe it is about seeing everything in new ways.
Camera EquipmentCanon 300D (Digital Rebel);
Canon 350D (Digital Rebel XT);
Tamron 28-300mm, 1:3.5-6.3;
Tamron 17-50mm, 1:2.8;
an expensive tripod;
a cheap monopod;
a Weston Master V meter simply because I'm nostalgic;
a Media Buddy 30gig portable HD with built in card slots for down loading while traveling (its WAY cheaper than having a bunch of cards);
and a 2-camera bag full of other junk like spare batteries and cards.
Favorite PhotographersMagnum Group photographers in general,
LIFE Magazine photographers from 1936 to mid-1960s in particular.
David Douglas Duncan
Leni Riefenstahl (one may not like her associations but she was one hell of a photographer!)