Duane Klipping, Bristow Member Since July 2013 Artist Statement I live in NE Iowa and work as a senior designer at a hydraulics manufacturer. Photographing old buildings in my area and other places I visit is a priority before they are gone for ever. I have found in my 30 years of snapping photos these are the subject matter that intrigue me most. It is a place in history and my passion is to record those places before they disappear.
As I have developed my skills and purchased better glass and cameras my attention has become more focused on wildlife. This will not prevent me from shooting an old building along the way but wild animals are my passion now with a real attraction to Bald Eagles. These birds have made a wonderful return from near extinction and as a child I could only dream of seeing one in the wild. Guess dreams do come true.
If you have a special request, cropping, size etc message me and I will custom edit any of the photos when possible. Thanks for visiting.
We have seen many new places even after living here 16 years I never ran around the county that much, opting to stay on hard surface roads, Been babying my Mitsubishi Eclipse trying to keep it clean of dust and free from rust. Well my car like me is getting older and time to drive those roads in search of the great shot. I will continue to seek shots and reach out further and further finding those old deserted farms and long gone town sites and who know what I may find along the way. Not to mention the history you can learn by doing the research before you take off. Like me on Facebook @