Travel and photography are the duel passions of California-based freelancer Bart Aldrich.
While living and traveling in Asia for four years, he constantly had his camera in his hand. Over the years he has fallen in love with the people and the places he has photographed. In 1995 he also returned to Vietnam for the first time since serving there in 1967.
Since returning to southern California to live, his thirst for exotic locales has taken him back to Asia twice; once to Delhi, Agra and the colorful Rajasthan desert region of India, and then to the remote Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan.
Always on the move, many of his images are captured under less than ideal photographic conditions, such as from a jeep, or on an elephant or camel's back. While Bart does carry a tripod and a light monopod, due to travel conditions he's quite often working handheld.
Relying heavily on two Nikon zooms - the 28-70mm and an 80-200mm for their flexibility - two prime lenses that are always handy are the Nikkor AFD 20 mm & 50 mm.
While living in Asia he shot Fuji Velvia and Provia transparency films for their resolution and pop. Since 2003 he has been shooting with Canon digital equipment and lenses.
With his eye for color, detail and the cultural nuances that south east Asia, New Mexico and other destinations pack, Barts PROFOTOS.com Portfolio offers a glimpse into many fascinating locations, intriguing faces and strong compositions.
His new Oasis Galleries website was inaugurated early in 2004 and can be viewed at: http://oasisgalleries.com.