Photography • Graphic Art • Illustrations • Aviation History
Portraits have been a great joy for me. During a portrait session, I love to connect with the subject and make the experience for the client a pleasing and memorable one.
Reproduction Photography ~ Taking artists creations and making digital files for the use of the artist to make reproduction prints to sell and archive for future publications.
Ratz & Co
Scanned original chrome.
Movie Poster by Dave Mc Maken
All things Astoria Oregon! Astoria Megler Bridge, Columbia River Walk,
Man Who loved engines; Racing, Flying, & Sailing on Airships
Airships have been flying since the 1800s. With the development of rigid air in WWI and post war, there was a certain magic to see airships fly. And ladies would swoon at the men and hope that when it finally landed they would meet these sky sailors.
This is a collection of images and documents that cover some of the most romantic part of that era.
My father was one of those "sky sailors". And did marry one Beatrice Bolten. It was during the time of the Irish Revolt in 1919. And on Christmas Day, my half sister was born. These photos and essays will portray a man who loved engines. His love of powerplants and flight started at the very beginning of flight on our planet.
My diving experience has been off and on since 1974. My NAUI card number is 3286 and Advanced Open Water SSI certification.