Influenced by his father, whose lifelong photographic passion started pre-WWI, Paul Burkholder began in his teens to use his Kodak Brownie box camera, develop film, and contact print the negatives.
His sensitivity to form and composition is attributed to exposure to the works of historic master artist photographers, Atget and Brassaï and others and the Impressionist painters as well as photography self-study and workshops. Additionally, he has extensive experience in image editing, presentation of the finished image (complete with mounting, matting, and framing), and participating in regional art shows. His wife, Carol, plays a strong role in supporting the photography passion and provides the guidance for hanging photo shows.
Music and art have always been part of his life including various Bach and Mozart works for piano and harpsichord and varied painting media, but the continuing focus on photography prevails.
Educated at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine he benefited profoundly from the classical medical training in observation. Upon retiring from many years of medical practice in Rockford, Illinois, he built a studio equipped for digital image editing and printing as well as high-end film digital scanning.
With his wife as his travel companion, he’ll go anywhere for a good shot.