I have had a camera in my hands, since 1967, when I borrowed my mother’s Kodak Brownie for Summer camp. During high school, my interest in photography really piqued. My first girlfriend, Josephine Pang, had a Minolta. She always took photographs and shared them with me. Naturally, my first camera was a Minolta SRT. I used that same camera, when I was published in a magazine, for the first time. My cameras of choice transcended from Minolta 35mm and Mamiya Medium format to Nikon and Hasselblad , as my photography and access to disposable income evolved. Transitioning from film to digital was a logical evolution. I continue to photograph with film. Some special subjects, I will photograph using digital, as well as 35mm and medium format film, to save for posterity.
I have traveled throughout the world, since 1975, when I was in the Army. I had been tasked by my commanding officer, Colonel Robert E. Neimes (1922 – 2006), to develop a slideshow presentation about Frankfurt Germany, for newly arrived officers and enlisted men. That was my first large scale photographic project. He was a great leader and became my friend. He always encouraged me to be all that I could be. I admired him.
Throughout my travels, I have discovered so much that has altered my preconceived or learned ideas about a place and its people. From my travels, I assure you I have seen abundant beauty throughout the world. Still, there is so much I yearn to see. My photographic interests are as diverse as the world, itself. Beauty awaits those whom open their hearts and minds to the most mundane and uninspiring subjects. One must learn to use the camera and lens, as an extension of his or her imagination, to make the mundane extraordinary and the uninspiring exciting. Albert Einstein said, “Your imagination is your preview to life’s coming attractions.”
I am a photographer and writer, who has continually been published, internationally. I had been a magazine Staff Writer and Photographer, for many years, beginning in 1992 to 1998, on invitation by Editor, David Sakrison, after I submitted an unsolicited article with photographs. Imagine what I can do for your publication.
You can readily see that my portfolio is diverse, colorful, and unique. During January 2011, I designed and created my first website, Cassidy Photography, in response to a prospective client who wrote to tell me that he could imagine one of my photographs (here), life-size, on his wall.
Lastly, I have all the necessary professional-grade equipment, both digital and film, as well as the expertise and imagination to use it all, to achieve professional results. Almost everyone owns a camera or camera-phone, but it does not make them professional Photographers. Ansel Adams said, “The single most important component of a camera is the twelve inches behind it.“
I look forward to hearing from you. Please inquire about rates, a commission, or an exhibition via my email, initially. My contact details are found here. Please use the drop-down menu across the top to select the various genres and their subcategories. Thank you, for your attention and time.
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