I like to travel and used to paint and draw. Maybe my head is still in the 60’s. My wife and I (and the kids) try to do something about the people of this world that aren’t as lucky as us.
My photography? I have used Nikon for 30 years, and have been mainly digital since the D1. Now using the D800, which really pushes one’s skills. And I love the Leica M9-P, especially for urban and street. Often use an Olympus E-P3 when travelling. My best work is eclectic, and depends on the mood. I like to find character and love colour – but I also enjoy the strength in form and composition of black and white.
If I have any kind of “vision”, it is about a “sense of place or personality” – who, what, where, when.
I am a longtime devotee of Photoshop and Lightroom – not just to enhance but to extend photography into the world of painting. Favourite filters include Nik Silver Efex Pro, for black and white, and Nik Color Efex.
And I also like to use words to explain and teach. I have been online in different ways for quite a while, with LeaderValues, focused on leadership development, as my main site. You might also like my leadership blog , musings from an artist’s soul , my bubblesite and 500.px .
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