About The Artist

 

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Thanks for stopping by my site,

 

Most of the pictures featured here can be purchased on the photographs section of this site, more on that later. I was born and raised in San Francisco, what a blessing it was to have such a fantastic area to develop my interest in photography. In the mid sixties, I found myself switching gears, off to sea it was serving my country onboard the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk, I did a lot of growing up in those days FAST.

 

After the Viet Nam days, I found myself back home in San Francisco, not doing photography but rather working at the Chevrolet dealership where I honed my skills as a mechanic which would later in life become my main source of income. During those years, I still practiced my photography skills using my Nikon F Photomic and many other Nikon Cameras, I had a deep yearning inside to get out and explore this grand world of ours, capture it on film and bring it back for everyone to see. At that time I had to make some choices whether to stay doing photography or an Automotive career I went with an Automotive Career and built a large Automotive complex in Santa Rosa California, Building Custom Cars, Hot Rods Fabrication, Welding, Electrical and Service , also continuing photography  on the side. (update) I retired about 2 years ago and love it, just doing photography, playing Golf and Traveling. As you can see from my opening to my slide show my love for cars and winery scenes and locations.

I never lost my love for travel, something I think being in the Navy instilled in me, you know, once you get bit by the travel bug you just have to “Get out there”. (I love Europe and I think Europe is one of the most fascinating photojournalist opportunities) Along the way the technology of going from film to digital  Nikon D2x  Nikon D3x Nikon D5 Nikon D850  with lenses 16.35 F4 24-70 F2.8 VR 70-200 VR F2.8 24-120 F3.5 80-200 2.8. Nikon 200 500 Vr

Now I find myself fulfilling my passion for photography, I am sub contract for a travel company, which affords me to both travel, and do photojournalism for the likes of Blake Shelton, Trace Atkins, and many other country and western singers. I am also involved with studio photography shooting custom cars, street rods, Fashion, birthdays, weddings and a host of other related events. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to schedule a photo shoot, the information is located on the contact section of this website.   Thanks for stopping by

Mike DiMatteo      707-484-2100