Seth Goldstein, Centennial, Colorado Member Since July 2009 Artist Statement I was born in Paterson, New Jersey in 1944, and lived there for my first twenty years. At twenty, I joined the Navy during the Viet Nam War and served on the USS Lake Champlain, USS Oriskany and the USS Enterprise. I also spent two years stationed at the U.S. Naval Communications Station, San Miguel, Philippines. While in the Philippines I became interested in photography, and though I haven't always had time to pursue it, I've never really dropped the hobby.
I worked in the restaurant business for twelve years. I worked for the Bonanza Steak House chain, and at New York City's Four Seasons restaurant. Between then and now, I attended college at both the University of Denver, and the University of Colorado where I completed my Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning. I worked for the State of Colorado (Planning Division and the Water Quality Control Division) for twenty-three years until I retired due to contracting Multiple Sclerosis. I live in Centennial, Colorado.
I'm still pursuing photography, though I have had to change my photographic subjects quite a bit, but I still find it very satisfying.
I use the Navajo word "Hozho" as the key word describing my photography. Hozho is the Navajo word for the concepts of order, balance, harmony and beauty in the life of each member of the tribe. It seems to me to be a good way to think about photography as well.
The images you see in this site were shot almost exclusively with Nikon equipment. Originally, I used two Nikon 8008S bodies, and a Nikon D100 which I still have and will still use. I now also have the new D300, and the following lenses: AF 12-24mm f4 DX, AF 24mm f2.8, AF-S 50mm f/1.4, AF 35-70mm f3.3-4.5, AF 105mm f2.8 Micro, AF 80-200mm f2.8, and the AF VR 70-300mm f4.5-5.6. All of these are Nikon lenses.
I use two Manfrotto tripods (3220 and 3001B pro), and two ball heads from Kirk Enterprises, the BH-1 and the BH-3. I also use the Monostat RS16K Carbon monopod.