Born in Two Harbors, Minnesota,
USA in 1936
I became a photographer during the last four years of my twenty year Air Force career. At the time, I oversaw the Photographic Laboratory at the United States Air Force Academy. After I retired, I worked as a photographer for Texas Governor Dolph Briscoe's administration. In 1980, I became the Photographer of Fine Art at the Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin. In 1998 I began to pursue my own photography and web design. I have participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions and my photography has been published in a children’s book and a Russian cookbook. Most recently I exhibited a photographic montage of Jewish daily life within the historic Marais district of Paris, France at the Gallery at the J, Dell Center, Austin, Texas.
For me, the process of capturing an image is very personal. Everyone has perceptions that are influenced by many different factors. Although one needs to be technically proficient in photography, there is no such thing as right or wrong aesthetically. When asked why he took photographs, a photographer said "I take a photograph of an object or a landscape because I want to see what it looks like as a photograph”.
My photography often documents my travels in the Southwestern United States, France, Italy and England. These images reflect my interests in capturing architectural landscapes and macroscopic views of nature's colors and forms. Each image is digitally photographed and computer enhanced.
George Holmes, US Air Force, Retired