~ Richard Sallee ~
(less formal ... a jack of all trades) Dick
studied (and holds a degree in) chemical engineering,
he studied singing and sang professionally, was an ardent
amateur magician, and became a self taught and very proficient
His photographic work has ranged over three
continents and ten countries, from the majesties of European
cathedrals to the play of light on otherwise unnoticed
details in the hearts of flowers.
He first became interested in photography
in college. After graduation Uncle Sam called and suddenly
Dick was in the Chemical Corps. A year long sojourn in
Japan gave him a great opportunity to photograph the beauty
of that country, with unlimited darkroom access to develop
(no pun intended) and practice the craft of photography.
On returning to civilian life he managed to fit photography
and singing into his work schedule. After forty years
in industrial sales, he retired from that field and became
busier than ever, but now Dick could be busy at what he
most wanted to do - and that was photography.
With the advent of digital processing all
those techniques of the dark (smelly) room could be brought
out into the light. To paraphrase Steven Katzman Dick
decided to open the darkroom door, let all the dark out
and enter into the digital light.