I was home in El Cajon, California visiting my father. We drove by Ballentine Elementary School where, in a summer school class, I first picked up and shot a camera. I don’t remember what type of camera but I do remember what a fun summer I had with a creative teacher who enthralled us with the joy of creating a composition in the view finder and then capturing it.
I set aside photography (and music) for more serious stuff, like building a career, when I went to graduate school. I don’t mean that as a regret. Focusing on school and career were the right things to do at the time. I went places that inspired me; I met people I treasure.
It has been great to get back into photography (and music! – www.midnightmo.com and www.oldsoul.us). It has been the rediscovery of a youthful excitement. It has also been a whole new learning experience since the photographic world moved on from film to this digital revolution – trading Dektol developer for Digital workflow. This site is about discovery and rediscovery – and, I thought, a nice place to show off some photos too!
I also have another web photographic project I’m working on: www.facesofmn.com. I have been taking photos of people and in most cases telling a bit of the person’s story. I’d love it if you’d check it out.
I’m having fun and hope you enjoy a little of the world though my lens.
Peter H. Berge
961 Lincoln Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55105