Ken Carlson Sleepydogphotography.com
My biggest pleasure in life is learning. I believe that the journey should as important if not more important than the destination. Photography, to me, is like that. There are infinite opportunities to create images that are better, different, interesting and so on, no matter how much of a “master” that you may be. I have been influenced by three people with regard to my photography. First, it was by a Galen Rowell exhibition in the Smithsonian Institution. My wife and I walked into the rotunda, saw his poster sized images on the second floor and I just stopped in awe. The colors and vision in his “Mountain Light” began something inside me. Next was a painting by Andrew Wyeth in the “Helga” exhibit at the MFA in Boston. There was a painting of Helga with daisies in her hair that showed me the power of "light and bright" in art. Lastly, is my friend Joe Baraban from Houston who introduced me to his “artists palate” concept. I take photographs to give pleasure, my pleasure, my client’s pleasure, my family’s pleasure and hopefully your pleasure.