Hi, my name is Pete Hendrickson. I have been an avid photographer for many years. Although I have retired from careers other then photography I have maintained a keen interest in making pictures for many decades.
I bought my first SLR, while in the military service, in the 1960s ( a Topcon). Before that it was a Brownie and then an Instamatic; remember flash cubes? I chose Canon in the 1970s.
The advent of digital photography rekindled my enthusiasm. I started with a couple of Sony digicams. I found that a dry darkroom was much more pleasant than my collection of trays and smelly chemicals in the basement. The reduced cost and time required to print an image, the freedom to start and stop at will, and the ability to accomplish everything while sitting on a comfortable chair convinced me this is a much preferred system.
So to the present, I don’t seem to have a defined goal as a photographer other then to share my experiences with others. I have a burning desire to preserve what is left of our natural world. I would like my grandchildren to be able to experience the joy I have with getting outdoors and seeing the world as it is now. With species becoming extinct at the rate of seven per hour it would seem we have a desperate need for change. If in any way I might inspire people, even one, to make an effort to try to slow our destructive practices, I will be fullfiled.