My interest in photography started as an adolescent in the late 1950’s with my first Brownie camera. Growing up in the New York City area my father’s and uncle’s interests in photography was always present. I also lived next door to a freelance and former Life Magazine photographer who often had my family pose for B&W photos when he was evaluating new equipment.
My collection of cameras dating from the 1920’s includes the Kodak my Dad carried during WWII, a couple of stereo cameras and of course the Brownie.
In the 1970’s, I had a B&W darkroom in my home. I used a 35mm SLR and 2 1/4 by 2 1/4 twin lens film cameras until the 90’s; when my interest waned as my career and family occupied most of my time. In 2000, with the coming of digital photography my interest in photography was reborn.
My portfolio includes: flowers, landscapes, architecture and travel. Over the past 15 years travel to Europe and around the U.S. has provided many photographic opportunities. Sharp, clear, colorful images showing the world as it is with all its natural beauty is my goal.
I’m essentially a self taught photographer.
After over 45 years of working in various engineering and management positions in both industry and the Federal Government, I am now semi-retired allowing more time to devote to my passion, photography, and the teaching of Introduction to Digital Photography through Art Exposure, Inc.
My photos have been accepted at the following juried exhibitions:
Howard County Conservancy:
“Art of Stewardship – Nature Through the Artist’s Eyes Exhibition” 2016
“Art and the Art of Stewardship” 2012 and 2013
Howard County Arts 2015
Howard Community College Student Exhibition Spring 2013.
In addition, my photos are on exhibit at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and venues through Art Exposure, Inc.
SOBO Voice August-Sept 2015 Meet the Artist-Tom Wiggins