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. I also support the National Wildlife Federation. My photographs have been publishd nationally in National Wildlife Magazine, Photographers Forum Magazine, Wild West Magazine, Texas Farm and Ranch Magazine, and the San Angelo Standard-Times. I contribute photographs to the Friends of Big Bend National Park, and I also contribute bird images to Texas Ornithological Society, for their Handbook of Texas Birds. In addition my photography appears on the cover and the interior of Ross McSwain’s book, “See No Evil, Speak No Evil”, a book about the mob violence in the Texas heartland between 1869 and 1904.
Visit my “Galleries” page to see links to my portfolios. For inquiries for purchasing prints, or if you have any general questionsor comments, feel free to contact me at email@example.com.
Bob Zeller, September 11, 2009