I was born in the port city of Muskegon, Michigan, on the shores of Lake Michigan, on October 2, 1934. As a youngster, I had a Brownie Hawkeye camera that was given to me by my parents, and that piqued my interest in photography at an early age. I was always taking snapshots whenever and wherever possible. At that time, I never considered that one day I might be trying to sell my work. Later in life, when my walls started filling up, I started giving my pictures away for anniverseries, birthdays, etc. About fifteen years ago friends started encouraging me to try and market my photography, so now, after following their advice, I have images hanging in homes and offices from coast to coast.
I served over seven years in the U. S. Air Force, retiring early for medical reasons in 1962. My last assignment was Goodfellow AFB, in San Angelo, Texas. The healthy climate served me well, so my wife, Ann and I decided the make the city our permanent home. For income, I was a professional saxophonist for nearly 40 years, augmented with daytime sales positions. I am now retired and make photography my full-time avocation.
I am a graduate of the New York Institute of Photography and a member of the International Freelance Photographers Organization.
My work has been published in the following publications:
Cover photo (back): National Wildlife Magazine
National Wildlife Magazine
Wild West Magazine
Photographers Forum Magazine
San Angelo Standard Times
Texas Farm and Ranch Magazine
Texas Monthly’s Trail Guide to be published soon.
Cover photos for Ross McSwains two books, “See No Evil, Speak No Evil” and “Out Yonder and Beyond”.
Bob Zeller, July 15, 2014