Barry Good is a new (and welcome) face at our club. It's exciting to see his exceptional and unique images. Please take a moment to read his biography and learn more about him. I was informed that one of his images was recently installed at Penn Medicine’s Pavilion for Advanced Care. It was part of a contest titled Impressions of Philadelphia. Over 1000 images were entered. They narrowed it down to 60 of which three were Barry's. There were a total of 27 images installed and his Art Museum image was chosen to be installed on the wall of the MRI suite; it was sized to 8 ft x 20 ft. He submitted a Black & White and they partially painted in some color to match the area.
Here is his story ...
My adult working life has gravitated around the Graphic Arts industries since 1976. Two years at University as an English Literature Major brought me to a crossroads. The road I chose was aimed towards commercial offset printing. Spending my first year as both a Lithographic Cameraman & an Image Assembler, I found my eagerness & thirst for knowledge unquenchable.
A stay in San Francisco for five years offered many new & exciting Graphic Arts experiences, including a stint as an ink mixer in a Label Printing House & assisting a silk screen artist in creating Fine Art prints.
Moving back to my hometown, Philadelphia, I took a position as a platemaker, creating printing plates for large offset presses. This position soon grew into one focusing on Quality & Quality Control.
Spending the next 12 years being responsible for maintaining the highest possible quality of project after project sharpened my eye, my visual sense of what is pleasing. It is this skill set that I have brought to today's modern Digital SLR cameras & to the software that hones the captured image into one of Vision and/or one of Creation.
I have found that wherever I turn, it is likely there is some unique moment, a single form or shape or color, that my mind's eye captures and modern technology allows me to possess & recreate.
Welcome to My World: Life Through My Lens ...
My website can be found at www.barrygoodphoto.com. There you will find a good sampling of my work, tho, of course, there are many many more images that have not yet made it on to the site. You can also find my work at any of the three campuses of Aria Health, the hospital system I work for. I am also posting current images to my Facebook page. If you have any questions about any of these images, I can be contacted via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have found that I can, indeed, have it all, maintaining a balance, a juggling act of sorts. Allowing time for wife & family as well as a full-time, non-photography job. I have been known to say: “If I was not married and if I did not have a full-time job, I’d be able to really get some photographic work done.”