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."
Yes, you're in the right place. It answers to either richterphotog.com
or its original name, oddolddude.com (and sometimes .net.) Long
and not particularly interesting story there; the take-home is just use
whichever name you're accustomed to using or first comes to mind.
(Note: Recently some Mac/Safari users have found some little blue
question mark patches around the top of this page, including covering
up the site navigation bars. If you're getting that just click on any one of
them and everything should start behaving.)
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 that's a future possibility.
This site is sort of big and sprawly, and I don't send out notifications
when something new goes up. I use the "Featured" gallery to
highlight new or significantly modified images.
I make inkjet pigment prints, using Epson inks and 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 ratio.)
Prices (unmounted prints) are:
Under 8x12: $45
Over 10x15: $75
(Some exceptions; we can deal with these if they come up.)
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 mounted and either unframed
or 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 those shown above. We can
discuss specifics if you have a particular interest.
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
Images are copyright, all rights reserved.
For questions, or to make an appointment, click "contact us."
Photos, and more, probably, sometime.
About this site
About my work
Off Track Gallery
(permanent rotating exhibit)
115 Main Street, Vista,CA (old town)
(indefinite; rotating content)
Sargent Art Group
SD North County
(variable participation, varied North
Count locations; see SAG website
Some past venues and awards
"Art from the Heart" exhibit
North Count Oncology Center
La Jolla, CA
Solana Beach Library
Encinitas Mother's Day Artist Studio
and Garden Tours
St. Tropez Bistro, Lumberyard,
Artist of the Month
La Costa Coffee Roasting, Carlsbad
North County Photographic Society
Annual Members' Exhibit, Encinitas
"Best of Nature" exhibit
San Diego Natural History Museum
Del Mar Fair International Photography
(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 Garden
Mission Federal Artwalk (juried)
Little Italy district, San Diego
OMA/Art Alliance Exhibit (juried)
Herbert B. Turner Gallery
2010 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar
Off Track Gallery monthly shows,
numerous awards, including Best In
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. Basically I'm just exploring -- places, patterns, feelings,
ideas, techniques, whatever -- and putting those results that
might interest others on this site. And for the foreseeable, I
expect I'll just keep doing that. Results may vary. With luck, the
tendency will be toward getting better and more interesting. To
the degree that there's a "plan," that's it.
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.