Circa 1975. Photo credit Doug Kalinski.

Circa 1975. Photo credit Doug Kalinski.

Photo credit Annette Wagner

Photo credit Annette Wagner

My Photography Story

I learned the craft of photography and the darkroom in high school yearbook and newspaper classes many decades ago, followed by a few years of 35mm film work that included weddings, model/actor portfolios, and black-and-white landscapes.

Life then intervened. Work, family, and other distractions put photography aside other than snapshots here and there. It was not until 2012 that I once again took up more intentional photography. Much had changed since the old film days! The capabilities of modern digital cameras along with software such as Lightroom and Photoshop have opened up possibilities far beyond what I could do with the old film cameras.

I am an active outdoorsman: hiking, backpacking, offroading, and kayaking, among other things. The goal of moving beyond the snapshot to more intentionial images is to capture the landscapes of the American West, intimate and grand, that move me and touch my soul. And to have great fun while I am at it!

In 2014 I met my muse, Annette, now my wife. I am inspired by Annetteā€™s art, especially her watercolors and sumi-e, as I hope you are as well. (See AnnetteWagnerArt.com) Together we inspire and encourage each other in our different expressions of what is often the same scene. Together we have explored the deserts of the Southwest, California seascapes, and the Sierra Nevada. A move to Montana in 2019 launches us on an exploration of the northern Rockies and the seasons of the northlands.

Photo credit Hank Wright

Photo credit Hank Wright

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