Paul Middleton - Photographer
I'm a Member: Kansas City Artists Coalition, Kansas City Society for Contemporary Photography, North America Nature Photography Association, National Association of Photoshop Professionals.
My fine art photography is in several private collections and various corporate collections, including: Sprint Nextel, Data Systems International, SPX Cooling Technologies, Digital Evolution Group, and others.
My industrial photography has been published in various trade magazines such as: Plant Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Plant Services, Power, Chemical Engineering Process, Process Cooling & Equipment.
I was first awed by nature in my childhood during family driving vacations throughout the US. I gained greater appreciation for the natural world during many days and nights hiking and camping as a Boy Scout; eventually becoming an Eagle Scout.
I received my first camera in high school and became seriously interested in the process of making images while in the Air Force. I was drawn more and more into the photo world while working with professional photographers though various jobs in advertising agencies and corporate environments. I eventually became manager of marketing communications and chief photographer for a couple of industrial equipment manufacturers.
I am particularly interested in revealing the spiritual power of natural sacred places. They are everywhere around us, if we just stop and really look. Photos are truly gifts of time. Through these windows, sometimes compressed, sometimes expanded, we are able to view images we are not privileged to see in the world of real time. My goal is to give the viewer an idea of how spiritual and important nature is and how essential it is to protect the wild and free planet we are blessed to inhabit.
I also do architectural and real estate photography for many discerning architects, agents, brokers and companies. If you are interested in seeing my work in those areas, please visit my other website, www.shadowdancerimages.com.