Kenneth Massara, West Dundee Member Since April 2008 Artist Statement I am a young 82 and have always enjoyed photography and writing. I do not have (it will be evident) formal education in either. My love of motorcycling allowed me to cover good many miles of blacktop within this country and Canada, a good portion of it alone. The advantage of traveling alone … you make all the decisions and never loose an argument. My favorite two wheel state was and always shall be, Wyoming.
I have covered some 200+k on that mode of transportation and have been fortunate to have had couple short stories published in American Motorcyclist Magazine.
As a boy I liked to hunt, taught at an early age by my father and grandfather in the cornfields and farmlands of Nebraska. Following a visit arranged by Uncle Sam in the early 50’s to a small country on the other side of the world, changed my feelings about many things, guns was one of them. I gave up hunting unless I was using a camera.
That does not mean I do not believe in an individuals right to gun ownership! In fact I carry Firearms Owner ID Card.
Every now and then I take a photo, write an article, short story, poem, that I think is worth sharing and pass it along within a media such as this: I hope you enjoy my attempts. Though it is all for personal pleasure I welcome your criticism and suggestions: don’t hesitate to stroke my “ego,” now and then if you feel the urge.
Married 58 years and counting, and yes to the same woman, though she probably would have like to made a trade on occasion, but thought better of it as I do most of the cooking.
Everyone has a photographic mind…some just lack film.
For the most part you will see what was recorded with little change.