My first darkroom 'opened for business' in a corner of my parent's home when I was in the 4th grade. It was dark only at night and if the windows were covered. The equipment was primitive and limited, there was no ventilation, and all the results were in black and white and small.
But it was a start and my passion for photography has only grown. Photography can introduce you to a place you've never seen, show you a time before your own, and bring immediacy and life to cherished memories. It can help you learn to 'see' so that you notice scenes, objects, and people that once might have escaped attention.
My work and subject matter are varied, ranging from exploring the tiny with macro photography tools to the vast with exceptionally wide lenses. Nature and wildlife are represented in images devoid of people and their trappings, but many of my photographs include evidence of people and/or their creations and activities.
Step inside and see what awaits...
Curtis Dale joined Fine Art America on February 23rd, 2013.