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Photo by Bruce Owen
My first camera, that faithful Pentax ME, served me well for twenty-plus years of travels and explorations. After a nearly ten-year break from looking thru a viewfinder, it was again sister Sue who inspired my return to the delight of image capturing with the gift of a Nikon Coolpix E3200, my first foray into the digital world where I discovered the handy-ness of a point-and-shoot, and the freedom of endless “film”. In October 2012, I purchased my current Pentax K-30 and fully entered the digital age on a steep learning curve to catch up with the remarkable flexibility and unique technical capacities enabled by pixels and histograms.
My explorations build on a rich foundation of art programs and schools including: California State University at Fullerton, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and most significantly, Art Center College of Design where I completed my undergraduate degree in Graphic Design and Packaging Design in 1988.
I have deep gratitude for all the support I’ve received for creative endeavors throughout my life: my unwavering family, father Pete, mother Vivian, brother Peter, and my sister Sue; the steady encouragement of friends and colleagues; many gifted and heart-full instructors and mentors along the journey; and my partner Bruce, who’s support, companionship, love, and shared passion for photography (Bruce's Flickr page) have helped bring all my life’s experience into the focus I share with you here.
May these images be a source of inspiration, joy, and encouragement for connecting with your own creative source, our stunningly beautiful and mysterious world, and the spirit that embraces all.
Photo by Patrick Horay