Alan Hovey started taking pictures of his friends, members of his family, and landscapes of The Northeast Kingdom in northern Vermont when he was a freshman in high school. His first camera was a Kodak Brownie No. 2a, and he progressed to a Mercury II, Voightlander Vito B, Exacta V, Mamiya RBS, Bronica ETRS, and Nikon F4. He found space for a darkroom in most of his homes, and misses the magic of watching an image appear below the surface of a tray full of Dektol, since he made the conversion to Mac OS X and Photoshop a few years ago. Photography has been an important part of his life. The Personnel Accreditation Institute accredits Al as a Senior Professional in Human Resources for Life. He served on the board of the Delaware Valley Project with Industry and was the 1st Vice Chairperson. He also chaired the Penjerdel (Pa, -N.J.-Del.) Retail Council, and was twice elected to the Board of Education in East Aurora, New York. Al lives with his wife, Sue, in Ormond Beach, Florida, where they relocated to retire. Al and Sue enjoy foreign travel, and spending summers in Nova Scotia. Al’s interests include family, friends, photography, jazz, and classical music. He has four children and two step-children, and is the author of “Alan E. Hovey, Jr. The Autobiography” (ISBN 978-1-4251-7155-1; Trafford.com/08-0219).

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