An artist streak runs in my family. My father painted and gave me an old Kodak camera when I was young. Painting frustrated me, as I was never able to put on canvas what was in my head. So I was always taking pictures. I loved animals from a very young age, having a “pet” squirrel that would follow me into the house, which would make my mother so mad. We weren’t allowed to have pets, so I made pets of any wild animal that trusted me. They were my subjects and for the most part, still are (like Masked Kitties).
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When we talk about personal photography, we refer to photography being used with the purpose of saying something that reveals the way the photographer connects, understands, and interprets the world. We are all different and unique, and certainly each of us has a very distinct way of relating to the world and its inhabitants, of processing the stimuli we receive, of thinking and feeling, and of making connections and finding conclusions. When we use photography with the intent of showing others (and ourselves) that personal way of connecting with the world, we are not just using photography to show how the world looks to us, but mostly how it feels to us.
My wife and I live near a famous stretch of Rt. 66, Central Avenue in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Starting out from our home city we wanted to visit some of the iconic places left on this road and travel all the way to the California border. Once underway we stopped often to reflect on our national past! So here we are sharing the sights and some of the history on another one of our epic journeys with the help of our good friends at Topaz!
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Road Less Traveled © Harold Davis
When I lead workshops, I often find myself repeating the common saying, “Want to make more interesting photos, put yourself in front of more interesting things.” This is fair enough. As Ansel Adams memorably put it, “Sometimes I arrive just when God’s ready to have someone click the shutter.”
Hi! I am a Norwegian 54 old man and I’ve been living all my life in the northern parts of the country, above the arctic circle.
I’ve been told I am one of the best Aurora shooters but I don’t agree to that, though… But I don’t know anybody else that is committed to this kind of photography as I am.
How I Got Started
Before I got ill, and on a disability pension, I was working as a technical engineer in one of Norway’s biggest hospitals. So what used to be a dear hobby, has now become more like my daily routine…