For the most part I think of myself more as an "appreciator"
than a "creator." I see something, most often some pattern in
the natural world, that I want to show you, and I do it, using
photography as my medium. Any adjustments I make to enhance
a mood, remove distractions or the like tend to be pretty
elementary. If any scenes here seem particularly striking or
unusual, well, mainly it's because they were.
In general, anyway. From time to time I will do some heavy
manipulation of an image, for a variety of reasons -- trying to
salvage a disappointing image by taking it in an entirely
different direction rather than just deleting it, or for
experimentation, or just following a whim. Sometimes I like the
results, but I don't want to mix such things in with pictures you
should be able to "believe." So fairly recently I made a separate
Gallery for them, called "Not Really."
Time passes, things change. This site didn't start out to be an art
gallery, it just kind of turned into one.
I recently decided it really should have a name more in line with its
content, but for various technical and sentimental reasons I let the
name stand and just made a more descriptive-sounding link to guide
people to it. So if you got here via richterphotog.com, you're in the
right place, and if you've been here before via an oddolddude
moniker, welcome back; you can continue to get here the old way or
use the new one.
For now, this site is being used to display photographs I have ready
for printing on request. (Click on "Galleries") It is intended mainly for
residents of north San Diego County to see what I have available and
to contact me to meet in person to see actual prints of images they
might wish to buy or display. Right now I'm not doing internet sales.
But time passes, etc.; and that's a future possibility.
I make inkjet prints, using Epson inks and Epson paper, most often Ultra Premium
Lustre. Most of the images have a 1.5 aspect ratio (fitting 6x9, 8x12, 10x15, etc., paper),
and I will make prints any size from 6x9 to 13x19 (though maintaining the original aspect
Prices (unmounted prints) are:
Under 8x12: $45
Over 10x15: $80
Prices for other sizes and/or aspect ratios are roughly in line with these. We can get
specific if you're interested in something that is not on the list.
Other presentations are also available, e.g. matted and in minimalist gallery frames,
larger prints, prints on other materials such as matte finish paper or canvas, and even
minor modifications of the prints themselves to suit your taste and space, at
significantly higher prices than shown above. We can discuss specifics if you have a
These pictures were taken with a variety of equipment under a variety of conditions.
So resolution varies -- some of these are more than adequate, by any conventional
standards, at well beyond 13x19; some show the limits of their resolution at
considerably smaller sizes. (Of course the resolution you might require will depend on
the image, your tastes, and the use you are going make of the image.) This is one
reason I like to have a potential buyer look at the actual print before buying rather than
ordering online. A couple of other reasons: One, the colors and textures shown on
your computer screen will never be exactly the same as those on the actual prints --
sometimes the differences will not matter to you, and sometimes they may. Also,
sometimes when you have prints right in front of you, you find you would prefer a
different size than you had originally thought.
Image displays on this site are downsized and compressed for use here, so resolutions
on the actual prints tend to be higher than indicated by the screen images. However,
the screen renditions are accurate enough that at higher magnification levels you will
be able to discern which pictures are inherently toward the high or low ends in terms
Note: With some browsers, when you select a picture to view, your computer will first
download an oversize image and only then spontaneously convert it to a size that fits
your screen. Be patient; that's just its way of setting up an image you can zoom around
in conveniently and flexibly. The good news is that if you go back to that image later in
the same session it remembers and will go right to the screen-fitting image. Different
browsers behave differently.
Images are copyrighted, all rights reserved.
For questions, or to make an appointment, click "contact us."
Photos, and more, probably, sometime.
About this site
About my work
About the prints
Off Track Gallery
(permanent rotating exhibit)
115 Main Street, Vista,CA (old
Sargent Art Group
SD North County
(Variable participation, varied
North County locations, see SAG
website for events)
Some past venues and awards
"Art from the Heart" exhibit
North Count Oncology Center
La Jolla, CA
Encinitas Mother's Day Artist
Studio and Garden Tours
St. Tropez Bistro, Lumberyard,
Artist of the Month
Del Mar Fair International
(juried, Honorable Mention)
Southwest Artists Association Top
100 Show (juried, all 2-D media,
Vista Art Foundation Open Juried
Shows (Second and third place,
COAL Gallery Annual Open Juried
Shows (honorable mention,
Garden Expressions of Art
(juried), San Diego Botanic
Mission Federal Artwalk (juried)
Little Italy district, San Diego
Off Track Gallery monthly shows,
About my background
Basically self-taught, to the degree that there really is such a
thing. Lots of rewarding interaction with other artists and photo-
graphers, a few classes, but no relevant degrees or pedigrees.
I "shot pictures" off and on for years, mainly to show people
things I had seen that they probably wouldn't get to, or at least
not notice. I liked to make them "good pictures" while I was at it,
but not with further exhibiting as a goal...though always with a
vague intention to get more serious about it "sometime."
Around 2007 it started to happen. I joined the Off Track Gallery
in Encinitas and some photo groups, upgraded my main camera
from a sixties-vintage Spotmatic to a modest but current DSLR ,
got a printer and scanner and some programs, and began to
learn how much I didn't know. Since then, short version, it's just
been continuing -- shooting, showing, learning how much I don't
And where is it going? Hard to say. And I guess that's sort of the
point. For better or worse, I seem to be basically an explorer by
nature, more than any other single thing, and that and the
photography are aspects of each other. Could hardly be
otherwise, really. So it's an exploration, or part of one, an
exploration of places, patterns, moods, ideas, whatever, and one
that I'd rather share with anyone who happens to be interested
than keep to myself. And while I sell my work, and try to keep
improving it, I'm resisting having this turn into a "job." Done that.
So mainly I expect I'll just keep on noticing things, mainly patterns
in the natural world,and some in my mind, playing with them, and
showing you what I come up with. And, I hope, steadily making it
better and more interesting.
A certain tradition says I should issue an "Artist's Statement"
somewhere around here. How's this: "The great thing about
calling yourself 'A Nature Photographer' is that you always have
an excuse to go places you want to go anyway." I hope these
Galleries will give you an idea of what I mean.