I started out exposing Tri-X and Kodachromes in the early 1970s, and have been fooling around with photography ever since.
I soon abandoned Tri-X because the darkroom chemicals turned my finger tips chain-smoker-brown, and - for some odd reason - my black and white prints never looked as good as those by Ansel Adams. Besides that, I had fallen in love with color.
The focus of most of my work has been landscapes and details of the natural world, but I am also interested in exploring architectural, cultural, and industrial environments.
Presently I'm living in southwest Missouri, where I was "born and raised" - but I have also lived in Wenatchee, Washington; Scottsdale, Arizona; and Hyde Park, New York. Many of my photos were taken while traveling by bicycle, car, canoe, or on foot in the western United States, Canada, and Europe.
TECHNICAL - Up until April of 2010, my work has been all film - mostly Ektachrome and Fujichrome - made with 35mm Pentax equipment. I scan the transparencies with a film scanner, then post-process with Photoshop on a Mac. In May of 2010, I uploaded my first digital photos taken with my new Pentax K-x dSLR - the "Utah 2010" gallery in my Travel category. I will continue to add scans of some of my older film work as time allows.
LEGAL - I retain all rights to my images, and none may be downloaded, printed, or used for any purpose without my permission.
COUPON CODE - If you would like to start your own SmugMug photo sharing web page, then we can both save some cash if you copy the following and paste it into the 'Referred by' field on the signup form:
- Gary Wright.