Artist's Philosophy

I have been taking photographs for decades. My first camera was an Argus C3 and it went everywhere with me. That "brick" went into the backcountry of Yosemite, Olympic, North Cascades National Parks, and everywhere in between. Over the years, the C3 was replaced by Pentax, Canon, Nikon, Olympus, and others. For me, the common tie between all the photos isn't in the cameras but in the joy of finding beauty everywhere and in almost anything.

I try and have a camera with me everywhere I go. Sometimes you only have a moment to capture an image or event. How many times have you looked at something and thought "that would make a great picture" and then returned less than five minutes later to see the entire scene has changed? Having a camera on hand helps. Many of my photographs were taken as unplanned events. I felt that some of those images were worth sharing.

About the Photographer

Eric and his wife D'Arcy live in a 1913 Craftsman-style bungalow in Auburn, Washington, with several cats and their boxer, Duke. By the way, D'Arcy has also taken some fantastic photographs. Eric occasionally slips some of hers into the collection of prints, with full credit, of course.

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