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I grew up watching my father take family photos, first with an old Rolleiflex TLR and later with an early Canon SLR. I've been shooting photos of my own since my college years. I wore out a couple of Canon film SLR's over the years (first an AE-1P, then an EOS Elan II). When it finally came time to switch to digital, I decided to jump off the Canon bandwagon and switch to Nikon, mainly due to the excellent quality and wide range of their lenses. I also found that the ergonomics and button layout on the Nikon D70 were reasonably easy to use (unlike some Nikon bodies I had seen previously, which seemed difficult to comprehend, compared to the Canon bodies I was used to using.)

You can see my current camera set-up on my Tech. Info page.

I do a lot of hiking, backpacking, mountain biking and general adventuring, and I always take a camera with me, in hopes of capturing some unique photos of out-of-the-way places and ideas that most people might not have access to. I look for and try to capture relationships between the subjects of my photos - whether they are people, animals, or inanimate objects. As has been said many times before, the real art of photography is in knowing where to point the camera. Discerning interesting relationships, and finding a way to capture them on film, intrigues me and drives me to create better photos.


photo: Diana Gengos

I won first place in the Appalachian Mountain Club's annual photo contest in 2004, for Grand Prismatic Hot Spring, and also third place in their 2005 contest. I also received a Merit Award for my Mercer Oak photo in the NJFCC Fall 2008 Pictorial competition.

The "Lonely Man Art" name was first conceived by my girlfriend, Diana. She felt that it aptly described certain contemplative photographs of natural scenes in muted earthy tones, of which you will find several on this website (along with a variety of very un-"lonely man" works as well!) As soon as she said it, I knew exactly what she meant. Although my work is much broader than that one category, the name stuck, and we're hoping that it will stick in your mind too, and you'll come back and visit us often!

Thanks for visiting,
Kevin Perry