The first serious camera I used was my dad’s 35 mm Pentax ME. When he died in 1985 I inherited his camera. I read books about composition and exposure and shot Ektachrome and Fujifilm slides. I am grateful to my dad for this introduction to photography. It was only later that I discovered the wonderful black and white photographs my mom took as a photo journalist. She was talented.
Before I could take my photography much further I immersed myself in Transcendental Meditation and went to live in an ashram for many years. I gave my camera to my brother and didn’t take pictures for many years.
It wasn’t until 2003 that I purchased my first digital camera that I pursued my hobby again. By that time I was living in Fairfield, Iowa. My son was a toddler at the time and he was my primary subject. I think being passionate about a subject is one of the most important factors in creating compelling images and there is nothing like your own child for inspiration.
Later I got my first DSLR, a Pentax, and began taking classes and photographing the local area. I still consider myself a novice. I take photographs primarily for myself, though I appreciate when anyone expresses joy or gets some meaning from my images.
My favorite subject is trees. The photographs presented here are from 2007 to the present.
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