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Gary D. Paige

Gary D. Paige, MD, PhD<br />
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My introduction to Photography arrived with my first camera at age ~7, and developed into a life-long endeavor. While not my profession, photography has served a passionate and crucial role. Music was also an early passion, escalating to an intensity that I left home for high school at Interlochen (near Traverse City, Michigan) in the late 60's. Immersion in music while dabbling in broadcasting and photography did not preclude academics. The latter increasingly seized my attention, took center stage, and ultimately my career following 15 intense years of education (college, medical and graduate school, internship, and residency [Ophthalmology]). I remain a committed university academic, now at the University of Rochester, engaged in research, teaching, and medicine with interests in sensory-motor integration underlying navigation as well as associated illnesses that express themselves as dizziness and imbalance. <br />
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What does all this have to do with photography? Plenty! A common thread across disciplines is a foundation of knowledge, creative innovation and improvisation. One outcome is a recognizable voice, artistic or otherwise.  Further, there are strong overlapping elements of technology mimicking biology (e.g. the senses, optics and other instrumentation, data processing). Oddly, photography has been my most enduring endeavor, starting early, later replacing music as an active artistic outlet, and accelerating with the digital age (on this I am not alone). My overriding challenge has been to find ways to hone and enjoy the craft while maintaining a consuming career. My solution--exploit gaps in the yearly calendar -- occasional weekends, rare vacations, and that useful trick of adding days to meetings in exotic and interesting places. To that add self-inflicted local “assignments” to explore festivals and events. All serve as photographic “experiments” that resemble their scientific counterparts. This synergy works for me as an interdisciplinary collaboration of sorts. <br />
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On that note, I invite you to explore my photographic work which emphasizes travel, landscape, nature and wildlife. Perhaps the above will be apparent in these images.<br />
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Cheers to all.<br />
Gary

     My introduction to Photography arrived with my first camera at age ~7 and developed into a life-long endeavor. While not my profession, photography has served a passionate and crucial role. Music was also an early passion, escalating to an intensity that I left home for high school at Interlochen (near Traverse City, Michigan) in the late 60's. This did not, however, preclude academics. The latter increasingly seized my attention and ultimately my career following 15 intense years of education (college, medical and graduate school, internship, and residency [Ophthalmology]). I remain a university academic at the University of Rochester engaged in research (sensory-motor integration), teaching, and medicine underlying  dizziness and balance disorders.

     What does all this have to do with photography? Plenty! A common thread across disciplines is a foundation of knowledge, innovation and improvisation. One outcome is a stylistic voice, artistic or otherwise. Further, there are strong overlapping elements of technology mimicking biology (e.g. the senses, optics and other instrumentation,). Oddly, photography has been my most enduring endeavor, starting early, later replacing music as an active artistic outlet, and accelerating with the digital age. My overriding challenge has been to hone and enjoy the craft while maintaining a consuming career. My solution--exploit gaps in the yearly calendar -- occasional weekends, rare vacations, and added days to meetings in exotic and interesting places. To that add self-assignments to explore festivals and events. All serve as photographic “experiments” that resemble their scientific counterparts. This synergy works as an interdisciplinary collaboration of sorts. On that note, I invite you to explore my photographic work which emphasizes travel, landscape, nature and wildlife. Perhaps the above will be apparent in these images.

Cheers to all

Gary



      My introduction to photography occurred after our marriage. On a nudge from Gary, I took a wonderfully engaging course, complete with weekly assignments, darkroom time, and studio sessions. The last week's assignment was photojournalism, and the topic was on Gary putting together a darkroom for us in our pantry in Hyde Park during our University of Chicago years. I was hooked. Our travels always included a collection of bodies and lenses baffled by clothing. Children put a damper (diaper?) on the hobby for both of us, but the digital revolution and the kids morphing into adults provided a return, augmented by increasing travels. I also balance hobby with career, in my case as a clinical nutritionist and diabetes educator. Our shared photographic outlet and passion remains a foundation of much of our out-time from work. My contributions to the galleries are more limited, but identified easily by an "M" in the titles.

Enjoy

Myrna


Myrna Paige

Myrna Paige, MS, RD, CDE<br />
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My introduction to photography occurred after our marriage. On a nudge from Gary, I took a wonderfully engaging course, complete with weekly assignments, darkroom time, and studio sessions. The last week's assignment was photojournalism, and the topic was on Gary putting together a darkroom for us in our pantry in Hyde Park during our University of Chicago years. I was hooked. Our travels always included a collection of bodies and lenses baffled by clothing. Children put a damper (diaper?) on the hobby for both of us, but the digital revolution and the kids morphing into adults provided a return, augmented by increasing travels. I also balance hobby with career, in my case as a clinical nutritionist and diabetes educator. Our shared photographic outlet and passion remains a foundation of much of our out-time from work. My contributions to the galleries are more limited, but identified easily by an "M" in the titles.<br />
<br />
Enjoy<br />
Myrna
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