when I began taking pictures of some of my fellow residents and members
of our very friendly staff, it was only with the idea of making quick
studies of them for their more or less immediate enjoyment. It was only
after I had taken a number of pictures of Christina Rick, a member of
staff dancing at one of our several resident-staff activities, yet
being dissatisfied with the background for her, that I found myself
drawn into composing more complex and fanciful portraits through the
magic of Adobeís Photoshop software program. Eventually, the portrait
of Christina dancing through
with Christmas tree lights
became just the first in a growing number of fancifully altered
portraits, but it was not until I had completed more than a dozen such
portraits that I finally realized I had yet another photographic
project on my hands!
As with my more conventional portraits, my objective continues
to be to expose the nobler, more attractive, or wholesomely
amusing aspects of my subjects.
great majority of the principal subjects of these portraits will have
been taken somewhere on RW-Cís lovely 165 acre campus. The few
portraits taken off-campus were done so nearby and are so noted in
their respective captions.
this writing, I have completed enough portraits for two web
site exhibits, so they will simply be numbered consecutively and their
portraits presented in any order that whim dictates. I hope you will
enjoy viewing them as much as I had in making them!