2013-2014 Artist of the Year
Flower Mound TX
I am an art photographer whose interest in photography started seriously while I was in the Air Force in the 1970's, where I bought a Minolta SLR and took Kodacrome slides as well as black and white photographs, developing and printing the B&W pictures on expired paper that the Air Force provided. I took a long hiatus from photography, though, to raise a family, get graduate degrees, and earn a living. I was a librarian, computer system entrepreneur, college professor, and chief information officer at several large universities (University of North Texas and University of Texas at Arlington) in my long career, which ended in 2013 upon my retirement.
I work exclusively in digital now with a Nikon camera and printing almost of my photos on my large Epson printer. Wanting as much control over the finished printed artifact, I also mat and frame most of my photographs and experiment with new finishing techniques such as coating the photograph's surface with clear acrylic, a process that I discovered in Kauai and Jackson Hole.
My photographs have been exhibited in my places of work in Denton and Arlington and more recently in VAST exhibitions, Visual Arts League of Lewisville exhibits, and the Oxide Gallery in Denton. More information about me as well as many of my photographs can be found at http://mauriceleatherburyartphotography.com.
My ultimate goal as an art photographer is simply to make beautiful photos that you'll want to hang on your walls.