About the Artist - Images by rick summers

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Stanley the Fox

Welcome to my Website! I hope you will take a moment to kick back, relax and browse through some of the Images I've captured lately. I have provided a page for you to offer comments if you feel the urge, because I greatly appreciate the feedback. Photographers are no different than anyone else with respect to their appreciation of a little bit of encouragement now and then, but I have also found that constructive criticism opens new doors and expands my opportunities for creative expression. I think it's that old adage about teaching an old dog new tricks. This old dog is still ready and willing to learn! I have spent the better part of thirty years attempting to record, enhance, recreate, and generally immerse myself in the natural beauty that surrounds us all. Nothing, other than my family, has been more important to me than attempting to capture the beauty that light brings to life. Seeing the energy and beauty manifested in shape, form, tone, color and contrast, all brought to us courtesy of 'light', has engendered a life long pursuit to perfect my technique (in various mediums) and to continue to grow as an artist and photographer.. I first realized the art form in photography with my introduction to the darkroom in High School but with recent changes and the move to digital imaging a whole new methodology has been added to the medium of 'painting with light.' I don't think there has ever been a better time to be a photographer. Technology has opened new doors at every turn and allowed us to interact with our medium as never before. The ability to work at the pixel level and print archival quality color or black and white, all from the comfort of your own armchair, was beyond my wildest dreams only a few years ago and now I look forward to every new camera, digital back or software enhancement that becomes available as a means to expand my abilities and the beauty of the end result or photograph. As a freelance photographer I welcome any commission for contract work that I feel I am capable of performing but I feel that my focus and primary interests have been Portraits, Sporting Events and Fine Art/Landscapes. If you are interested in purchasing a print or reproduction rights or would like to inquire about daily or portrait /sitting rates please contact me for prices. Please enjoy your visit and thank you