I'm originally from Tennessee which explains the southern drawl people hear when I talk. You can take the boy out of the country, but you can't the country out of the boy. After a long career in the airline industry and a stint in the casino business I relocated from Las Vegas to upstate New York when I met the love of my life, Liz, a native Rochesterian. I now consider New York my adopted home. I really enjoy the area and I'll never tire of the photo opportunities this area provides me.
I have sold my photographs at art festivals in Nevada, Arizona, Colorado and New York, and my photographs have won numerous awards and honors including the 2010 Erie Canalway photo contest, the 2010 Honeoye Falls – Mendon Chamber of Commerce photo contest, and a number of other contests and competitions.
I'm a digital photographer and I freely embrace advances in technology that allow me to make photographs that are closer to what the human eye can see. In 2006 I became an early user of HDRI ("high dynamic range imaging") in which multiple exposures of a scene are made, and the results combined using software that produces an image with greater detail in the highlights and shadows than any current camera can produce in a single exposure.
Photography is a pursuit that takes a person into the most beautiful places around us, and sometimes those places are even in our own backyards. Photographer Dorothea Lange said: “The camera is an instrument that teaches a person how to see without a camera.”
With my camera I see many beautiful and wonderful things. Without my camera I can still see them because of what my camera taught me.
Here to view a catalog of a selection of Carl's photographs.