|When you're looking for the perfect
photo that expresses an idea, a theme or a specific mood, you don't always
have the time or budget to hire a photographer to go out and get it. That's
when existing photography - "stock" - can save the day. Photographers
usually have speciality subjects which they enjoy shooting the most, whether
it's travel, underwater, people, technology, etc. They place many of their
images with professional agencies who in turn promote and sell the pictures
for them. Most photographers also simultaneously represent themselves.
Here is a synopsis of the material in my personal files of approximately
Represented in North America
and Europe by:
I have extensive files on Mali, Cote
D'Ivoire, Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and some material on Burkina Faso. This
includes fauna and flora, portraits, landmarks, cultural events, religious
ceremonies, dance and costumes, historic sites, major cities, beaches,
major hotels, handicrafts, local industries and natural resources, landscapes,
transportation, etc. New countries are always being added as this category
continues to expand.
I have been to Egypt seven times
and have an enormous collection of images related to Egyptian archeology
including many interiors of tombs and temples. Supplementing this are photos
of all aspects of the tourism industry including cruise ships, hotels,
etc. from Cairo to Aswan and the Sinai. Elsewhere in North Africa I have
limited files on Morocco, Libya and Algeria.
||EAST AND SOUTH
From East Africa, my images include
extensive files on Tanzania and Kenya, with shots of wildlife, importantant
landmarks, national parks and indigenous peoples. Other images include
a profile of the island of Zanzibar. My South Africa portfolio contaims
images of Johannesburg, Durban, Cape Town and other cities with material
on local peoples, wildlife, landscapes, the wine country and many of the
Most of my wildlife photos are from
Africa. They include monkeys, apes, cheetah, waterfowl, hippo, giraffe,
lion, antelope, hyena, snakes, elephant, buffalo, oryx, gerenuk, warthog,
gazelle, zebra, lizards, rhino, ostrich, jackel, songbirds, and numerous
other species. I also have parrots from Costa Rica and Africa plus some
insects, butterflies and other reptiles.
||THAILAND AND CAMBODIA
The Thailand collection contains
images of Bangkok, numerous temple complexes throughout the country, Chiang
Mai, Sukhothai and Mae Hong Song - home of the Long Necks. Other images
feature the islands of Ko Samui and Phuket and the annual Vegetarian Festival.
I have other files from Cambodia that feature the temple complex of Angkor
Wat, available both in color and Black & White.
Photos of China feature the major
attractions in Beijing, including the Great Wall and the Forbidden City.
In the south, the Kunming images include major temples and the Yunnan Stone
Forest. Other areas include Pingyao, an ancient walled city, and scenes
of Chongqing - the largest city in China. Shanghai photos include the dramatic
Pudong skyline and city scenes of markets, shopping and temples. There
are also portraits of many of China's ethnic nationalities.
Subjects include a panorama of the
country from Hanoi in the north to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south.
Scenic areas include Halong Bay, the Imperial City and Emperor's tombs
of Hué and the beaches of Nhatrang. Views of Hoi An include the
Chinese meeting houses and colorful markets. The Mekong Delata features
local village industries and there are portraits of Vietnamese people.
There are over 50,000 balloon images
in my library. They include traditional hot air balloons, special shapes
and gas balloons which use hydrogen or helium. I have balloons at rallies,
competitions and festivals plus night shots of "balloon glows". I also
have photos of historical re-enactments with replica balloons and pilots
dressed in period costume. International ballooning representing at least
60 different countries and people associated with balloon activities.
||SPORTS & LEISURE
I have some photos of both summer
and winter Olympic class sports events. Supplementing this, is material
on marathons, rodeo, auto racing, sailing, cycling and a few unusual events
such as log- rolling. Also many scenes of aquatic activities - lying
on the beach, scuba diving, canoeing, golf, jogging, camping, roller-blading,
My files contain several thousand
colorful shots of international fireworks displays representing over 30
countries. Most images are aerial shots with an emphasis on color and pattern.
Reflections on water form another element of the collection. Pattern shells,
aerial bombs, rockets, strobes, and candles are all represented. Ground
displays include strobes, gerbs, pinwheels and lancework. Other photos
include behind-the-scenes, setting up displays and technicians at work.
General scenes and people shots from
Israel, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran, Kuwait and North Africa. The Israel collection
includes Haifa, Jerusalem, Dead Sea, the Masada, Bethlehem, the Negev,
Golan Galilee, and rural views. In the Arab countries, the focus is on
the petroleum industry: supertankers, refineries, oil wells, etc. I also
have views of cities, harbors, mosques, bazaars and daily life.
My Europe travel files include Norway,
Denmark, Germany, Italy, France, Greece, Holland, Switzerland, Austria
and the British Isles. Typical travel views of castles, festivals, hotels,
people, tourists, cultural activities, museums, cathedrals, wine, food,
etc. I also have archeological sites in Italy, Great Britain and Greece.
Many night shots of famous landmarks and buildings in European capitals.
Images from coast to coast and from
the Arctic to the US border. Scenic views of all the provinces and major
provincial cities which include popular winter and summer destinations
and a variety of festivals and events - maple sugar in Quebec, Calgary
Stampede, dinosaur bonebeds in Alberta, Ottawa Winterlude, Quebec Winter
Carnival, Banff and Jasper parks in the Rockies, Mounties, Native Peoples,
skiing, Edmonton Klondike Days, historical points, etc.
I have a diverse collection of images
from the Caribbean Islands which includes Cuba, Jamaica, Barbados, Bahamas,
Grenada,and the Virgin Islands. Also material from Florida, Australia,
Hawaii, Mexico and Costa Rica. This includes beaches, hotels, palm trees,
cruise ships, markets, flowers, birds, boats, sunsets and cultural events.
The Mexico material includes views of Mayan and Aztec ruins.
||NATURE AND LANDSCAPES
My nature images include animals,
butterflies and other insects and birds. Landscape images are from
the four corners of the globe and include mountains, seascapes, deserts,
rain forests, clouds and sunsets. There are also images of waterfalls,
volcanoes and shots that depict the four seasons - from autumn leaves and
lush forests to spring flowers and snow covered winter scenes. Files include
orchids and tropical plants.
I have an eclectic collection of
advanced technology images which includes radio telescopes, commercial
and military aircraft, some medical material, astronomy, electron microscope,
computer related imagery, communications antennae, the Russian space program,
and energy sources which include electricity & power lines, solar power,
wind turbines, steam, nuclear power, & hydroelectric dams.