Duane Kerzic never rushes his subject. He uses his observational skills to truly take in, enjoy, understand and capture the essence of a place. Duane likes his photography to be a representation of the actual place with a small surreal twist to it. This twist is often achieved by using the camera, lens, and sensor system at the edges of its capability.
Duane enjoys all facets of photography but especially relishes alternative processes and exploring the extremes of exposure time. He often uses pinhole, low light and other techniques mixed with modern digital and older film cameras to experiment with long exposure times of minutes and hours. He has built an air-gap flash which produces an exposure of a millionth of a second to explore extremely short exposure times. These techniques allow seeing things that the unaided human eye cannot. Duane loves revealing this altered reality through his work and sharing it with others.
Duane quickly learned to keep his thumb out of the picture as a child and thus became the family photographer at a young age. Duane graduated from the Stevens Institute of Technology with a Bachelors of Engineering in 1982 and has worked in a variety of industries. His friends describe him as "quirky" and he doesn't object, but that side of him, coupled with his background as an engineer, has led him to explore photography from a very different angle. He is currently focusing on his photography and loving every minute of it.
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