About Dennis Kirkland
I was born and raised in Seattle, WA. After pursuing a variety of careers (Mechanical Engineer, Jr. High School Industrial Arts teacher, custom and spec. home builder), my wife and I retired in December 2000 and moved from the Seattle area to the Methow Valley in North Central Washington State. In March 2018 we moved from the Methow Valley to Bellingham, WA.
Since the late 1960’s photography has been an integral part of recreational activities such as white water rafting, mountaineering, hiking, and skiing.
I have mainly been attracted to nature subjects, but also enjoy travel photography with trips to Europe, Namibia, Iceland, Patagonia, Bolivia, Bhutan, Peru, Kenya and Tanzania, and Guatemala.
I have worked on special projects such as raising and photographing butterflies and moths and taking close-up images of cut rocks.
For me photography is an ideal blend of creative and technical challenges. The camera and lenses are tools used to capture the essence of a subject at a moment in time. I am especially drawn to bold, vivid colors in and around my subjects. Photographing landscapes in early morning or late evening light, flowers and small creatures as seen through a macro lens, long time exposures at night, multiple exposures, intentional blurring of the subject through movement of the camera or subject- these are some of the subjects and techniques that I am drawn to and find so compelling. The possibilities are endless, they are only limited by my imagination and knowledge of how to use my photographic tools.
I have shown and sold my photographs at art fairs and art galleries over the years. I also have a stock photography agent, The Jaynes Gallery, a sub-agent to Danita Delimont Stock Photography Agency.
I have printed my photos for many years on a wide format Canon printer. Since I moved to Bellingham I'm no longer making my own canvas prints, but I do make matted 8x12 and 12x18 prints. Please Contact me if you are interested in buying any of my photos. I have a limited supply of canvas gallery wrap photos in various sizes and have a commercial photo lab available where I can have prints made.
Thanks for your interest in my photography.