D.J. "Dave" Calkins
Hello, and thank you for visiting my website. I am a photographic artist based in South Central Texas with a passion for depicting the natural world through a monochrome, artistic perspective. I attempt to transcend traditional black & white photography by creating visual impressions, which resonate with audiences; through thought-provoking imagery, as well as an artist's eye.
As a "photographic artist", I create fine art through the medium of photography with the world as my canvas. Artistic photography provides my audiences with a unique, one-of-a-kind perspective displayed as fine art, such as the monochrome wildlife artwork you see here, "Bison Bull # 2".
Although, my focus is primarily monochrome, photographic art, I also enjoy the colorful world that surrounds me, and take opportunities to capture colorful images. You can see some of what I've seen in my Landscape Photography Section.
Artistic photography is solidly based on the words of the great American photographer, Ansel Adams, "You don't take a photograph, you make it." Enjoy!!