Local photographer Gerald Wiley
Now through September
I am a Washington state native, born in Sunnyside. Our family moved often to different towns in eastern Washington. Part of those years were spent living on a farm where I developed a love of animals. During my teenage years I had some interest in photography having a darkroom for developing and printing black and white photographs. After graduating from high school I joined the Navy attempting to become a photographer. Unfortunately, I was trained in the rate of Intelligence Specialist, where I analyzed photos taken of Soviet vessels and of merchant shipping in Asia. Looked at lots of photography but none taken by me.
After my Navy years I found employment with the Postal Service and have worked there for over 30 years. I pursued other hobbies and except for the occasional vacation, put my interest in photography on hold. Approximately seven years ago my wife asked if I could take some pictures of our cats. I purchased a pocket sized 6 megapixel camera and my interest in taking pictures was reborn. Years and several better cameras later I am an avid photographer who almost always carries a camera and takes lots of photos. My favorite subject is still animals although I will capture images of anything that catches my interest.
I enjoy taking photos for other people, who seem to like my work, and as I am nearing retirement hope to devote more time in that endeavor. I especially like taking pictures of people with their pets.
Bradley Lake Park, PuyallupSaturday, August 23rd
Pooch Pool Party hosted by Metro Parks Tacoma
Dogs rule the pool at the Pooch Pool Party!
Dog owners can treat their furry friends to a swim in Stewart Heights Pool from 10 am to 1:30 pm on Saturday, September 6.
- Session 1: 10-11:30am
- Session 2: 12-1:30 pm
$10 first dog, $5 the second, humans are free
Tickets are available at the door. (No advance ticket sales). Approximately 125-150 dogs will be allowed during each session.
Stewart Heights Pool, 402 E 56th St., Tacoma