Artist Biography of Daniel L Hebard
Like many photographic artists I developed an affair with a camera at an early age starting with a Kodak, Brownie Automatic, then graduated to the film world with 35 mm cameras. Digital cameras, especially my SLR have allowed me more creative development then I ever conceived possible. The more I learn and make pictures the more I am driven to be creative exploring new ideas to make even better pictures both with a camera and my computer software. Seeking guidance from accomplished masters my goal as an artist is to create pictures that can suspend reality creating an image that not just tells a story but can uniquely express new thoughts and feelings to the viewer.
At early age my crayons, paint, and clay were removed from my world so that I could comply with the wishes of those more powerful, forcing me to join the collective with a group of friends. Here we had to submit to the diatribes of boring irrelevant babble. Because my masters forgot to take away my chalk and pencils I still had instruments with which to conduct extensive doodling. This of course led me to the principal’s office where I was forced in Borg manner to submit.
As a reward I was given a Brownie Automatic. As this was acceptable I became a willing participant of the collective. At thirteen I was given my first 35 millimeter camera, the first of four. After a year in Business school, plus three years of active duty in the mid to late sixty’s in the Army and another stint in business and engineering college majoring in Economics and Computer Science I found myself overqualified and unemployed. Pressing on I became involved in wood sculpture, carving, and carpentry out of necessity, and in business what my Econ Proff called , “The State of the Art.” I spent much of the last five decades professionally involved in the construction and electronics industries as a builder, alternative energy designer with American Energy Systems of Colorado, Satellite microwave technician for a variety of companies and marketer of gadgets, widgets, toys, puters, parts and pieces for Photography. And yes, I did own a Radio Shack franchise some time back. This of course led me to consume and sell expensive high end electronics. Seeking an exit plan form the insane brick and mortar world of retail in the electronics business nine years ago I became certified with audio and video calibration while trying to sell and wind down, Alpine Electronics, my retail business. This also allowed me to study digital art processing, production, principally through Adobe Photoshop which I am at work mastering today. I enjoy this as much as life in my church though the economic downturn and existing economy has put the kabash on some plans though I continued to engage in commercial satellite work as a SPACE certified teleconferancer until I broke my back. All of this enhances my calling and choice of profession today.
Now semi-retired my wife and I want to write photograph and travel, and visit grandchildren when possible. I hope visitors to our gallery and my web site enjoy the portfolio of pictures in their different and expanding genres. They are presented here to allow you time to relax and enjoy thinking about what inspires you.
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