Saturday, August 10, 2013

By My Father's Hands - Brian Lucia Photography

As it turns out, creativity runs in the Lucia family.  I started writing very early - 8th grade - and my sister always excelled at art, which she laid aside for a long while before taking it back up again in the last ten years. 

She's yet to create an online presence, (she really should get on that) but she has sold some paintings (I believe) in a few gallery shows. We have several of her paintings hanging around the house. The one on the left is my favorite and hangs in my office. (Of course, horror author likes the spooky Halloweeny tree against orangish-sunset sky picture. Go figure.)

My father, however, exercised his creativity long before we showed up. Back before digital photography, through the seventies, eighties and nineties, Dad took hundreds of wildlife and nature photographs. He had a darkroom, developed and framed those pictures himself.

And now Dad has entered the online world, converting all those photos into digital format and craving a space out for himself in the digital landscape for his work. 

And we all know how hard that is, especially us writers. One advantage cyberspace offers us in promoting our work: a nearly unlimited audience to appeal to. One disadvantage: a nearly unlimited source of competition from literally millions of folks with the same idea.

Anyway - if you like classic nature, wildlife and landscape photography, peruse my father's collection, click LIKE for the pictures you enjoy, share with your friends, maybe even order something, if you feel moved to do so.

Now, all I need to do is get my sister's work on the 'Net...