I classify myself as an “advanced amateur” photographer. This is after many humbling experiences in both the amateur and professional arenas. Still, I love photography and have for a long time. My current focus is gallery exhibitions and print photography. My home gallery is the Arts League of Lowell. Street photography is the genre that I have settled upon after a lot of experimenting. I combine street photography with bicycle touring, business travel, and vacation travel. Photo hikes in Boston are a major source of subject matter.
The primary camera that I use for street photography is an Olympus PenF. I only have one lens for the PenF, an M. Zuiko 25mm (50mm equivalent) f/1.2 lens that I love for shooting on the street. That focal length works best for me because I can easily visualize the frame before raising the camera to shoot. It keeps me close to my subject and other things do not get in the way.
Two other cameras that I use less frequently are a Lumix GF1 and a Nikon D750. My Lumix is expendable since I paid $100 for it on eBay and I take it on bicycle tours. My D750 is great in low light and in situations when I need flash. I lug it around when I travel as well.
I received First Place and Honorable Mention for two of the three prints that I entered into the Exposed 2017: Shadow Play exhibition at the Arts League of Lowell. Several of my digital images have been accepted by international exhibitions. My work, some licensed by Creative Commons, has been used by non-profit organizations and I was a featured artist in the February 2017 issue of the online Literary Orphans magazine.
My bicycle touring blog is Edek’s Attic.