“Pull out a camera and all of a sudden, strange things happen,” laughs Roy Engelbrecht. For more than 50 years, Engelbrecht has specialized in architectural and landscape photography and every picture, as they say, tells a story. Engelbrecht remembers them all, starting with the day his best friend gave him a box camera for his 8th birthday. That was in Aruba, where Engelbrecht grew up (he’s still fluent in Dutch). “From that day on I was hooked. I’ve only ever really been interested in photography.”
A self-described “tech junkie,” Engelbrecht delights in the creative freedom digital photography has given him. “It opened up so many doors. All of a sudden I wasn’t depending on a lab. I could make decisions myself about color, saturation, contrast, all the things you look for in an image. I would have to say if you’re a good photographer, it’s not a job, it’s a passion. It’s something you just have to get out.”
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