Never could draw a straight line with a ruler, never could paint a picture, but once my Dad put a camera in my hands, I learned that I could take pretty good images. I wanted to do better than “good” and soon learned that workshops were the way to go.
From studying at The Santa Fe Workshops and the Ansel Adams Yosemite Gallery, to high county camping with Alan Ross, I learned to turn my passion for photography into a passion of creating images that one might consider Art.
I even spent a few years as a wedding photographer. This experience taught me that photographing a wedding had one rule: do not let the mother of the bride get involved. After all, it’s the bride’s wedding--the mom already had hers.
The first half of one's life we spend doing something for other people, it’s called working for a living. I decided that I would spend the second half doing something for myself. In the early times of this second half it was spent in the darkroom. Watching a print slowly develop in the tray was truly a rewarding thrill. Now that we are in the age of digital, the equipment is different, but the thrill is the same. Watching a print come to life on the computer screen is equally as rewarding.
The goal at bpStudio is to create images for our customers that will give them the same thrill of ownership in the image that we have in creating the image.