my photographic career at the age of 13 years when my mother bought
me my first camera. She was bewildered by the fact that I took photos
of such objects as stairs, railings and other inanimate objects. She
was also very understanding when I came home late for dinner explaining
that I was lying on my belly waiting for a gopher to come back out
of its hole. After graduating from high school I decided that photography
was to be my career choice.
I went to Hennepin Technical Center and studied Commercial Photography
and graduated at the top of my class. After leaving school I got a
job at Marvy! Advertising Photography. This was one of top advertising
studios at the time and where I learned all aspects of what it takes
to create great photographs. I worked for three years producing work
for all of the top Ad Agencies in the country.
In 1980 I left to work with Crofoot Photography.
For 32 years I worked side by side with Ron Crofoot doing work for
clients such as American Standard, Andersen Windows, Marvin
Windows, Formica, Corion, Dominoes, Red Baron, Hormel,
Perkins, Hardees and many others. Creating photographs with great
composition and beautiful light with an unrelenting attention to detail
kept us in high demand with Ad Agencies all over the country.
In 2012 I started D Lage Photography, bringing my 35 years of lighting, technical
and artistic attention to detail to each job. With todays changing technolgies
and methods of advertising delivery, I have the experiance to solve the the challenges
of creating work that sucessfully promotes your brand.
These images represent my personal work. I still tend to like to photograph
inanimate objects and hope that my unique vision of these things will
appeal to your senses as well. Seeing the ordinary with extraordinary
vision is the way I would describe my style.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my art. I look forward to working with you.