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I enjoy creating images that echo back to a time when the world was a more relaxed place. There's something about capturing time that turns me on. Photography becomes a place where dream and reality can interact, a place where light and shadow rule. Seizing the moment and preserving it on film gives me great pleasure. Travel and photography have become symbiotic obessive compulsions which fuel my psyche.

I enjoy bad roads leading to places I can barely pronounce where I often meet people I will never forget. I feel the magnetic attraction to the back roads of Asia and Latin America. To be able to return alive after a three or four month journey with some decent photos is icing on the cake for me. I am able to re-live my moments of exhilaration with a delayed satisfaction. Upon printing my work I feel a secondary adrenaline rush. Photography is my drug of choice, a sweet addiction.

Basically, I'm a thrill seeker who enjoys going to far away places where things move slowly. Places where ox carts slow down at  goat crossings. Often when travelling by motorcycle, boat or cargo truck I've been able to reach remote places where people have never seen ice, never tasted ice cream. I seem to be attracted to places where people live much like they have for centuries. I try to enter into a calm state of mind, into the eternal now  where the camera becomes an extension of my eye.

I am open to offers for gallery representation, direct sales or for publication. Thank you for your kind interest. For further details I can be reached at:  tropicalboogie@yahoo.com                  

                                                                                                                                        - R. Getty, November 7, 2007

"The secret of photography is, the camera takes on the personality of the handler. The mind works on the machine."    - Walker Evans  

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