|Nickname: ||George Rasche ♥ ¤ ¤
I have been actively involved with photography as an amateur and semi-professional since the late 1950's, being especially intrigued by the art of the snapshot, the "decisive moment" as Cartier-Bresson has called it. No matter what the equipment or method involved, it is the end result and its resulting impression that matters. I have been most satisfied with my own work when it takes a journalistic approach to the medium of photography.
I have owned a succession of cameras in the pursuit of that result, including my first camera, a Zeiss Contaflex, to a Konica 35mm reflex, Rolleiflex, Nikon F, a Leitz-Minolta, a Rollei 35, a Wista 4 X 5, a Leica IIIf and an M4, and since the 90's I have given up film for Olympus digital cameras.
Digital photography seemed like a real time-saving marvel, but giving up film has been a struggle that I am only now becoming comfortable with! I currently own an Olympus E-1 and an E-P2. I still hope to convince myself of the truth: that like so many tools used in art, by far the most important is the artist himself!