Dick and his wife,Marcia owned a prestige portrait studio in Stamford, CT, called ‘ING-JOHN PORTRAITURE.” Dick specialized in “Family Groups on Location”, Executive Portraiture, Children and Exquisite Black and White Pre-Bridals. Dick earned the Master and Craftsmen Degree from the Professional Photographers of America, (PPA). From the CT Photographers, he received the National Award and the Lifetime Achievement Award for his dedication to photography and service to others. Dick and Marcia gave programs and judged around the country and at the National PPA Convention. Dick is most proud to have been a judge at the Fellowship of the PPA, the highest award for a body of work. After 42 years In business, he retired to South
Florida, and then moved to Vero Beach in 2006. He has continued his teaching and judging for the Amateur and Professional Groups around Florida. He has been a photographer using sheet film and the darkroom, and has now converted to all digital, doing High Dynamic Range (HDR), landscapes and fine art photography. He is now experimenting with Carbon Tissue Transfers, a process brought over from England in the 1860’s. He processes his prints in the kitchen, using Knox Gelatin, Sugar, India Ink, and Alcohol, hot and cold water. He is exhibiting 60 years of development as a photographer, from Black and White silver prints, to color, and now to digital inkjet, and Carbon prints; experimenting with what you can do with the Carbon Transfers. Dick loves helping photographers that have his passion and believes that Giving Back is keeping him going.