Meet Ric Genthe
Born and raised in Southwest Wisconsin, I grew up appreciating the beauty of the clear trout streams, rolling terrain and the history of the Wisconsin Driftless Region. Educated in Commercial Art in Madison, I've been an illustrator and art director my entire '40 plus' year career. Photography was a nice pastime. In my semi-retirement and with my art director's eye for detail and composition, photography is a natural transition. I take it seriously and have had the most fun of my life honing photography skills and expanding my subject matter. Besides trout fishing and watercolor painting, photography was a hobby until a client recognized my ability and asked me to shoot photography for his agricultural businesses. What should have been utilitarian advertising turned out to be works of art. I'm drawn to photographing the history of deteriorating, and once useful and forgotten pieces, giving the viewer a deeper look at its beauty. In a nutshell, I capture the present and reminisce the past. I only hope you find my photography conveys the feeling and spirit I felt while seizing the moment.
If you can't find what you were looking for, please contact me. I have a large archive with thousands of pictures. Or, I could assist you in creating that special picture you have in mind. Just let me know... I enjoy a challenge.