Thank you for the interest in my photography and family.
I’d long ago promised my wife I would not pursue creative endeavors at the expense of our paycheck to paycheck family budget. Being disabled and a stay at home dad my wife has been the major income earner. While raising the kids that are now out on their own I studied and practiced a couple different forms of art. It is where I am at ease my comfort zone let say, in my element. Throughout my life I’ve loved photography more so in the last several years where I’d been leaning mostly toward portraitures those of the fine art genre. I’ve been learning, studying and considered myself in training for the right moment to take it further to the next level.
These days her job is struggling and we are worried that all may be in vain and lost. At her age would be difficult to easily start over anywhere. She dedicated her loyalty to her worked for the last twenty years. Where there are no benefits, no retirement, when the last paycheck is here that’s it. We are proud to have never relied on anyone or anything in the past. We sure don’t want to at this point and land on an already overstressed system to take us on also. Our family and friends knows nothing of the things we go through and may have to face. So that is not an option.
To get my photography to earn it will be needed to turn it up even at my capable age of sixty five. I loved the old world painters and their disciplined knowledge of tonal quality and light. Artist such as Vermeer, Rembrandt, Ruben, J W Waterhouse and Da Vinci some did their best work at an older age. I strive to bring my art through the camera as my paint brush. A paint brush I use to tell a story that the passing observer feels within their inner soul.
For me to reach that height, it will have to take funds from an outside source to pay models, hair and make-up artist, vehicle rental, location shoots and permits, costumes, hotel stays, studio time and local travel. Not to mention the computer, software and equipment which I have enough to get by on and still produce quality work.
My ultimate goal is to have my art attract the interest of galleries. Then publish museum quality books of those works and list the honorary mentions in credits of those who contributed to the endeavor. I would love to have them be accepted to places like the Library of Congress.
I cannot rest till I’ve achieved those heights.