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. Lately I have become interested in gallery exhibitions and print photography. My home gallery is the Arts League of Lowell. Most of my images have origins in street photos that I have taken and street photography remains my major focus. I combine street photography with bicycle touring, business travel, and vacation travel.
The primary cameras that I use for street photography are an Olympus PenF and a Lumix GF1. I only have one lens for the PenF, an M. Zuiko 25mm f/1.2 lens that I love for shooting on the street. The Lumix is a great expendable camera that I take on my bicycle tours. I paid $100 for it on eBay. I use it with an M. Zuiko 25mm f/1.8 lens. I’ve taken some prize-winning photos with the Lumix. There are some situations when I use my Nikon D750, particularly for low light and greater personal lens selection or when I need to use Speedlights.
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.