Photographer Dave Bazzel is the son of an artist, an art teacher, a renaissance man really.As a teen, Dave excelled in photojournalism and won three first place awards at the nationally recognized Columbia Scholastic Press Review for his work as editor-in-chief and photographer. Having laid the camera down for a time to raise a family and pursue other career goals, Dave is now building a compelling portfolio of mainly classic landscapes and seascapes in both color and black and white infrared film. Many of his pieces, one could say, evoke visual and technical inspiration. But as Dave would be quick to point out, there is always room for improvement. As was the case earlier in his life, he is quickly making his mark by exhibiting in some of the top fine arts festivals in the northeast United States. He is currently also carefully expanding his presence in various art and photography galleries. Dave uses a Pentax medium-format camera, Fuji slide film and prints to traditional Fuji photographic paper. His unique method employs digital darkroom techniques in the middle of the process and traditional products at each end. Every image Dave produces is taken on a tripod. Each is treated with extreme attention to detail and care every step along the way. All color and black and white images are available in four sizes and are matted on acid-free archival matting.