Heath McConnell
From the one that spoke it all creatively into being, to the artist and his camera, creativity is all around us. I love creativity and creating on the spot! We all create in one way or another. Some of us create in artistic ways and others create unknowingly with their lives. I have always been a creative person, whether it be my cooking (for better or worse), prophetic and spontaneous songs, or my photography, I long to create something beautiful that touches lives. I thank God for that creativity and where it has led me in this life.

My interest in Photography started when I was probably 10 years old. My fascination for photography began with a brownie camera that was basically just a box. I remember making double exposures with it of a Ford Pinto and my mom. I know, I know, interesting combination. I was a creative minded kid, what do you expect. Anyhow, that lasted for a while and then faded due to the fact that film costs were more than a kid in my allowance class could afford.

By the time I was in high school my desire to create what I saw in my head through photography began to rise again. I wanted to take pictures and be a photographer. My parents bought me a Pentax ME Super and I took photo class all through high school, including yearbook staff. I still remember all the time spent in the darkroom developing all the pictures I took. It was very fun. We were taught the basics with Quaker Oats canisters. We used with different size pin holes for different apertures. I think that is when I really grasped what was going on inside a camera. To this day, I still have all the photos taken from that class, packed away somewhere.

Once again, life took over and I began to focus on musical interests and photography wasn't what drove me as much as making music did. It was probably in 1995 that I purchased my fist copy of Adobe Photoshop. It was Photoshop 3.0. I was amazed at all I could do to some images I had lying around. I began to become awakened to photography again.

So now my passion for photography is here to stay and I am not going to stop creating images. I want to thank all of you that have supported me and my art through the years. May God bless you!