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I am a freelance photographer from Massillon, Ohio. I love all types of photography from landscapes to portraits, industrial to glamour, I love it all. I have no desire to make it a full time career, if I HAVE to shoot, I will HATE to shoot. It’s a hobby and supplemental income, pays for vacations, more equipment, etc.
I have one philosophy when it comes to photography or art in general for that matter. “Just because you wouldn’t do it that way, doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be done.” We all see artwork and photos that we love and hate, what we find wonderful others find “crappy” and what we find “crappy” others find wonderful. Personally I don’t care for Picasso, abstract or not, it’s not good, in my opinion. It’s all about taste.
Equipment, well, cameras I shoot all Nikon, digital and film. Not because I think Nikon is better than Canon or anyone else, but because I think Nikon is better for ME than any other brand. I tried them all Nikon was more comfortable for me to work with. If you’re looking for the Nikon/Canon fight here, move along. Studio/Lighting you will probably laugh, point, make fun of and anything else when I tell you, but this particular brand of light has served me well for 15+ years. Alien Bees? White Lightnings? Novatron? No, Britek, they are inexpensive, yet in all the years that I have used them I have NEVER had a problem with them. I would much rather spend my money on the important pieces of equipment, the glass on the front of the camera.
As a person, you will either like me or you won’t, there is no in between. In dealing with me you will find me to be blunt and quite honest and I am far from politically correct. If you do not want my opinion, then do not ask me what I think. I am not mean and I am not rude but I will tell you what I think, so be careful what you ask.
If you like my work great, if you don’t like my work, great, my photography is just that, my photography. There are only two people that matter in regards to my work, me and/or my client. If my client is happy, then I am happy. If I am happy then I am happy. Please do not email me and tell me that a certain image would look better if I did this or that, if that’s what you think then shoot the same image that I did and then do this or that to it, then it will be your image.
I have had a passion for photography most of my life.
I remember burning through roll after roll of film and never being satisfied with the resulting images. Over the years, my hobby has transformed into something more than “just taking pictures” I have found myself becoming more and more enthralled with the abstract and fine art photography. As my craft developed, I have found myself drawn to a unique angle at an exact moment, without manipulating composition. I’ve had no formal education in photography, but I have a burning passion for it. I fell in love with it and after awhile I started to think I could do it. It has taken many years and several thousand photos before I felt comfortable calling myself a photographer. I’m still struggling with the idea of calling myself an artist and I am both humbled and honored to be included in such an incredible and creative group.
I’ve developed as a photographer from learning by doing – finding out what works and what doesn’t (especially what doesn’t). I find inspiration in everything and everyone around me. I’m curious by nature, but I’ve been fortunate along the way by so many who’ve been willing to show me the ropes and answer my many questions. Many thanks to all.
I use photography to capture a tiny glimpse of what’s going on in the world as I see it. Mostly I do this for myself, but I am always pleased when something I’ve shot resonates with others and for a moment we’re all in the same place. Expressing my personal perspective I try to capture the beautiful simplicity of what I see, a brief instant frozen in time. To capture these split seconds, I don’t use filters or enhancers, nor do I digitally change the image other than normal dust removal and proper exposure adjustments. Through photography, I have found an outlet for my creative expression. I am able to capture and share some of what is going on inside my head.