Thanks for stopping by.
Several people have asked me why I never set up a blog before. I suppose the reason is I was afraid I would run out of things to say. Maybe I'm less afraid the older I get so here goes.
It's interesting but I was once asked, "Why do you respect photography so little?" I was actually asked that one. The questioner was offended by the fact that I would edit some of my photographs to add in or take out objects. Yes, it's true I WILL do that. In fact, I have a whole series of images that are actually "built photographs", scenes that never existed, never could exist to tell the truth. The best answer I have for this type of aberrant behavior is that I can. I can create whole tableaus of non-existent situations and I do so because I consider it art and hope that you would as well.
You will not find them here, they reside on another site. Here is the more commercial side of the business and I consider them more the "artsy" side. What I bring here is the straight deal, photographs. These are shots without much in the way of editing, cropping and contrast and exposure corrections. There won't be any added dragons or meteors crashing to Earth, just what I find interesting and what people will pay me to capture.
I still hope you enjoy the images.
We'll get more into the philosophy later.
A native of Florida, Alan’s interest in graphic design and art began as soon as he learned to read. Finishing school in south Florida he entered the world of commercial art and photography in the markets of Miami, Florida; Houston and Dallas, Texas before relocating to the Raleigh/Durham area of North Carolina. Always willing to experiment with image creation he has worked in cartooning, pen and ink, water color, and photography before evolving his own brand of photography and photo manipulation. After a 20 year stint at Duke University he retired to this area and pursues his love of art.