Thank you for taking the time to look at my website and the various photographs and galleries that it contains. It remains a work in progress. While my photography is very personal and driven by my own tastes and interests, I enjoy sharing it with others and hope you find something to your liking. I was not planning on making this website “live” yet, as it is very premature, but given current events this year (2020) and potential social distancing boredom, I decided “what the heck.”
My story? That question typically elicits a Steve Martin/Navin Johnson movie quote response from me, which I'll skip this time. I got my first 35mm camera in high school, and I've always had an interest in taking photos - perhaps spurred on from childhood by seeing my dad's slideshows from his travels around the globe. But as I've grown older and as life, work and the world has grown more hectic, photographing nature literally forces me to immerse myself in the environment and, most of all, slow down. I find that a photo outing, which is more often than not a solo venture (social distancing before it was in vogue), is the most mind-clearing, blood pressure lowering, yet still challenging outlet which captures my complete attention (and clears everything else from my mind).
Since I still have a real, more than full-time job, I have to work my photography into my busy schedule. Fortunately, living in southwest Louisiana makes that relatively easy, since we are blessed with an abundance of scenic nature opportunities. And for the record, I’m not a “bird guy” (not that there’s anything wrong with that), but birds are a readily available and interesting photo subject in this area. I am fortunate in that I also have opportunities to travel from time to time, again subject to my schedule, and I’m hopeful that, over the next decade, the time I have available for that will increase.
Robert Landry, March 2020
Yes, I know the goal of a photographer probably should be to sell prints and come up with a format that allows visitors to succumb to their impulses and quickly and easily order a print for their home or office. I’ll get there. Hopefully sooner rather than later. In the meantime, should you be interested in a print, please send me an email inquiry, and I’ll be happy to respond. Additionally, licensing of my photos for specific usages, such as magazines, advertisements, websites, or other displays is available. Should you be interested, please contact me and I would be happy to discuss that subject with you.