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About Richard Blake 

Photography is sort of a family tradition started by my father.  He did it not to earn a living since he always worked at something else, but because he loved it.  That pretty much describes me.  I can't remember a time that I did not own a camera.  There have been times that life has conspired to keep me from using a camera, but with age there has come a little peace and order and I once again have the time to do this thing I love.   I held out from joining the digital age for a while, probably due to a bit of snobbery.  But when I finally broke down and bought my first DSLR I realized what a game-changer this new technology was. 
I love taking pictures of people.  I think of my photographs as my legacy.  I know that years from now, after I am long gone, someone will look at a photograph that I have taken and it will bring back memories and feelings and, in some form, I will be part of that.  And that is very cool.