I am a photography enthusiast and a writer/poet. I earned a BFA in Graphic Design in 1984 and have worked in the field of digital type technologies and also as a freelance graphic designer. I am married to my best friend (36 years) and have a son and a daughter-in-law who are industrious and smarter than I am. They are my pride and joy.
While in college, I found the smell of photo chemicals in the school's darkroom to be intoxicating. I loved to take and develop black and white photos back in the analog days. I learned ways to "enhance" a less than ideal photo in the darkroom, a handful of the many "tricks of the trade" which art as well as professional photographers employed. My parent's wedding portrait was colored by hand. Other photographers used double exposure and sandwiched negatives. There is a rich history of "photo-manipulation"-- long before the advent of digital photography.
My earlier digital photographs were shot with a point and shoot digital camera. Some hover between drawings , paintings and photography. I call this (often) labor intensive pixel editing process "pixography". My latest photos, shot with a digital slr, usually need minor 'tweaking" to improve exposure and color.
In addition to photography and "pixography", I also have written poetry and short prose. I have self-published in 5 anthologies with an international online group. Check out my poetry at allpoetry.com/Freed_by_Mercy
Thanks for visiting!
Favorite genre of music: 60's and 70's groups with strong harmonies, also Bob Dylan, anything by Paul Simon and Bruce Springsteen
Favorite style of art: abstract photography
Below are two manipulated photos (pixography) from my early days on DA.
I'm polishing rainbows for Pride Month!
Photo manipulated in Paint Shop Pro