Tony Klimas

I grew up in the Midwest, just outside of Cleveland, OH. And while I have spent most of my adult life on the East Coast, the real me still longs for the banks of the Cuyahoga.  I've had a camera in my hand for a long time.  I still occasionally use the Pentax I received for my 12th birthday in 1977.  Like me (I hope) it's still going strong.  While I have done paid freelance work in the past, the current iteration of my photographic journey is kind of all about me.  Of course I love to share my photography with others, but it's really something I do for myself.  

In my day job, the proverbial real world, I am an executive at a large professional services firm.  I actually love what I do.  I get to travel, work with really smart people and for the most part, I find it very rewarding. It pays the bills too, which isn't a bad thing.  My real passion, however, and the thing that keeps me going, involves silver halide crystals seeing the light.  It helps me see the light too.  Someday, when I can barely press the shutter button and maybe not get out much, I plan to take up macro photogaphy.  For now, I'm trying out everything else.  While I currently split my time between New Jersey, NYC and Florida, like Chrissie Hynde, I may go back to my city soon.