My career in video/TV production began in 1976. I’m still amazed that living in Pittsburgh I made a career as an independent freelancer. Part of my success has come from the collaboration of people & clients. I was also fortunate enough to be able to put the right tools in my hands at the right time. I had lots of help & inspiration I am thankful for. Now that my career in video is in the past, its time to get back to stills!
As a kid I was captivated by images in Life, Look, National Geographic & Sports Illustrated. I was also influenced by Marshall McLuhan and others that wrote about the social influence of media. I was fascinated by the story & emotions a single image can create. After college with a degree that focused on visual communication, I saw opportunities for a profession in video production and I began to embrace that visual medium.
For more time than I care to think about I stared at video monitors & looked thru viewfinders. I do humbly believe I see things differently than most people & have some ability to create and capture it…even with a still camera. After a career of moving pictures I am now looking at the singular image again.
If this blog has purpose beyond a gallery of my images it is to explore the perspective of a photographer’s mind & how it connects eyes & camera. Their are many resources about settings, lenses, post-production & lighting. I found fewer resources with insight into motivation. I hope to provide more than just inspiring images but also perspective as to what challenged me to grab my camera…what motivated me to snap the shutter…inspiration into subjects, stories & maybe just a few tips,technique & considerations. If I can do that, maybe an image or a description will stir your emotions & help take your photography to a new level.
Photo credit…Mike Kramer