My life has been as eclectic as my photo images. I was born an eon ago in East Los Angeles, California, and bought my first â€œgoodâ€ camera there - an Argus C3 35mm. I enlisted in the US Air Force in 1951 - playing sax in a military band. In 1953, I earned his pilot wings and commission, and soon was flying the F94C jet interceptor. During a break in military service I worked as a city cop in Tucson, worked as a morticianâ€™s assistant, and obtained a BA from the University of Arizona. Moving back to Califronia, taught school at Stanford (the elementary school, not the college), and earned a Masterâ€™s degree from Cal State University, Long Beach. Recalled to active duty in 1962, O was stationed in Alaska, Montana, Georgia, and Ohio - then sent to Vietnam in 1972 where I commanded a small radar site at Pleiku. After that adventure came Thailand, Germany, and California - where I retired as a USAF major in 1975. After military retirement, I became a leader a leader in the incorporation of Moreno Valley, California, a member of its first City Council and then served as Mayor Pro-Tem. In 1995 we moved to Anchorage, Alaska. Politics was not forgotten. I was elected to the Alaska State Legislature in have served as a State Representative sinve 1973.
Iâ€™ve been married to Marlene Wagner Lynn from Missouri for over 60 years (met her during flying school), am the father of 6, grandfather of 21, and great-grandfather of 2. You donâ€™t have to be Sherlock Holmes to figure out that Iâ€™m getting old (but not yet decrepit) . Unfortunately, none of this background included photography school.
I call my photos â€œeclectic imagesâ€ because they are diverse subjects, locations, and styles. If I like it I click it.