Aerobatic Fly By 2, 2017, Digital Photographic Print, 11 x 14 inches.
Aerobatic fly by, North American T-6 World War II Trainers. Photographed at Canadian Warbird Heritage in Hamilton, Ontario. The photograph was produced on 35 mm slide film.
Walter writes of his work, "My photographs are meant to capture the power and the grace of aircraft. I am also trying to keep the memory of the courageous men that took the machines into life and death situations for the countries that they loved. I use analog photography as a way to keep this art form alive and vibrant. Medium format and 35 mm images in both color and black & white are included in my portfolio."
In speaking on his relationship with photography, he shares, "I had always liked photographing people and places. I started with simple box cameras and then moved on to 8mm movies. In 1980 I bought my first 35mm camera, a Canon AV-1. After that, my interest in photography really "took off". A lifelong interest in 19th & 20th Century history coupled with a love for aviation related subjects led me to start attending and photographing local air shows. I now use six different Canon 35mm cameras, a Bronica ETRS 6x4.5 medium format camera, and Mamiya C-330S & Graflex C-22 6x6 medium format cameras for my activities. Over the last 5-10 years I have accumulated an extensive photographic array of pre World War I and newer aircraft... All photos are on analog media (film). I feel that film reveals richer color and better detail resolution. Using analog media also makes each photo unique and one of a kind."