Randy was born in 1953, and received his first SLR at the age of 19 as a Christmas present from his parents. He lived in Hastings, Nebraska at the time, but came to Colorado on a four-day vacation in 1973, and never left.
Randy swore he’d never convert to digital photography when that camera first came on the scene. However, after seeing the opportunities and creativity and the “free film” offered in digital art, he has made the transition to the new technology held inside the digital SLR.
Randy was first published in Evergreen Magazine in 1978, a local publication in Evergreen, Colorado. He has also had the opportunity to exercise his photographic talents by providing project photos for brochures and advertising for his employer’s projects, products and services.
Randy holds a degree and a professional engineer’s license in civil engineering. His work always allows him to keep the camera close at hand on the construction site to document the progress of the job.
In the mid 1980’s, Randy had the opportunity to work as a photo documentarian for 5 years on a Peace Corps training program, both domestically and in Morocco. A typical day might require shooting 20 or more rolls of film on subjects like: 3rd World methods of improved traditional charcoal production, solar food drying, intensive gardening, ferro cement water tank, or lorena stove construction.
Randy has traveled extensively in North America, including Canada and Alaska. He has also visited North Africa, the British Isles, Western Europe, and several of the Russian Confederation of Independent States. He says living and working in a foreign culture and foreign environment opens the window to an entirely different world and perspective on life while looking through the lens.
Randy has never limited himself to one style or photographic subject. He says he sees a photograph in any scene at any event, gathering or location--be it in the city, in nature or driving down the road.
Randy hopes his photos will touch and inspire.