Tao Rufe, Fort Collins Member Since August 2008 Artist Statement Hello and thank you for discovering my Imagekind Galleries and Profile. Yes, this is what I look like all of the time. It is not my Halloween costume. I reside in Fort Collins, Co quite recently. I just moved from Huntsville, AL. I am primarily a Fine Art Photographer and I love to use film, but I have recently converted to a new Nikon D800 in Full spectrum, IR, & UV. I especially love Infrared Film. I love both color and B & W film which I scan in with one of my two slide scanners. I love the darkroom but I have found that time living outside the darkroom is cherished so I use a digital darkroom to save time and allow my prints to be made through Imagekind.com : )~ I like virbrance as well as nature. I enjoy photographing nudes on landscapes, astral photography, microscopic photography, and anything that requires me to show my skills. I envision and then try to photograph my thought bubbles. I find that my creativity is just one of the ways I have been created in Gods image. The ability to make something that others, as well as myself, will enjoy is what I love about life. I myself have been the figure model for Mississippi State Universty's Art Dept. during a 4 year stint in the 90's so working with nudity and the figure is very comfortable to me.