Photographic Performance Magic...
I graduated photography school in 1970 where I specialized in applied and industrial photography using large format camera's. As a commercial photographer my work involved architectural, product and fashion photography.
The strong technical background that made up my photographic training has given me skills and insights that add to my gift of having an 'eye' and a passion for imagery.
As my personal interests later changed to popular "art" photography I combined my other loves of people, wines and music performance and now currently do mostly social event and concert photography. Performance and events are not static frozen slices in time but live their life in a timeline with emotion and I try to capture that energy so that the image has some of what was felt as well as what was seen... This is the difference between a snap-shot and a true photographic image.
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