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Copyright © by David E Becker

Inspired at a young age by a love of the outdoors and a world as seen through the pages of National Geographic, I began capturing images in high school during an eight day whitewater adventure down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon.

It was on that trip with a Kodak Instamatic camera in tow that my interest in fine art photography began.  This new found passion was further enhanced when I inherited a collection of slides from my grandfather, whose heavy involvement with the Boy Scouts of America had taken him to every continent in the world and every State in the Union during the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s. Having had this personal connection with my grandfathers photographs I began to appreciate how film could be used to document and express ones life experiences.  Having photographed for a short while with my grandfathers 35mm Browning Camera I purchased my first SLR Camera in 1975 and began photographing what inspired me, mostly the wonders found in nature.

By 1978 I had built my first darkroom and began developing, printing and bulk loading black and white as well as color slide film. During this same year I had the opportunity to study darkroom techniques and portraiture under Master Photographer Gus Frank.

As a certified scuba diver I expanded my subject matter to include underwater photography and videography. I still primarily photograph travel, landscape, close-up and nature photography. In February 2002 I had no problem embracing the age of the pixel and acquired my first digital camera with the advent of Nikon's D100 and continue today shooting with Nikon DSLR'S and lens.

While my main pursuit in photography is to capture fine art images I simply love to shoot whatever I find that evokes an emotional response. My hope is that these found images will show both the beauty and fragileness of our environmental and societal surroundings. This provided the impetuous which created Findings Studio’s in 2007.

I am a member of NANPA (North American Nature Photographers Association), various photography forums and local photography clubs including serving as a board member with The Louisville Photographic Society (LPS). I am a certified naturalist, active member of the Kentucky Society of Natural History (KSNH) and active supporter of The Nature Conservancy (TNC). Then there is my day job. I am the CEO of Fire Equipment Service Company (FESCO), a fire protection company founded in 1952 in Louisville, Kentucky.

"If time is a reflection of motion, a conveyor and dissipater of information then a photographic image is what's left when nothing happens, it is the distance between then and now." -- David Becker

"Above all we should, in the century since Darwin, have come to know that man, while captain of the adventuring ship, is hardly the sole object of its quest, and that his prior assumptions to this effect arose from the simple necessity of whistling in the dark." --- Aldo Leopold ---- A Sand County Almanac