Welcome to Powder Hill Photography
Home of Wisconsin fine art landscape photographer Drake Fleege
As a self-taught landscape photographer, my photographic goal has always been to “give a voice” to the land and the natural environment, (paraphrasing a John Denver lyric from“Wild Montana Skies”) in my own small way.
Since I was young, I’ve held an interest in the natural sciences, spending many hours out along the Wisconsin River. While stationed with the Navy in the California desert in the early ‘70’s, I picked up an old Argus 35mm camera and started capturing the landscapes of the area.
My interest in both landscape photography and the natural environment never waned. Combined with my natural science degree, I visualized photographic opportunities while driving many miles in my previous sales career. Following my conversation with Denali (true story), I retired early from Motorola on Friday, October 13, 2006 and committed to nature and landscape photography full-time.
Rather than simply documenting what lies before me, I strive to allow the viewer to emotionally enter the scene, experience the nuances of the image, appreciate its “musical composition” and benefit from its inspiration. (I should note, two influencers of my photography are John Denver and John Muir).
Enjoy the Photography Portfolios
The two Portfolio sections contain a total of six individual photography portfolios. Each portfolio contains no more than 20 specific images. (Additional images are found in the “Print Store” section).
Each portfolio is set up to provide a quick overview of my photography, based on subject or location. When viewing, click the image for a larger preview. Conveniently scroll between images using the “Prev/Next” tab below each image’s caption information.
Additional Photography - Check out the Print Store
Looking for a great landscape print for your home or office?
Visit the “Print Store” and discover over 250+ carefully selected images, priced for your immediate convenience. Any one image would make a wonderful landscsape print. (Images contained in the portfolios are also available for purchase in the Print Store).
Payment is made securely via PayPal (accepts Master Card, Visa, Discover and American Express). Purchase with confidence, backed with my no-hassle 30 day return policy.
Sharing my Experience
When I first started out, I read alot of photography books and talked with many artists that did art fairs. Each insight was valuable in forming my own methods.
In the spirit of “paying it forward”, I like to share my own photography and art fair experience via posts in my blog. You’ll find numerous posts in each of the five categories, neatly listed on the Blog Index page.
Connect with Powder Hill photography
Here are three great ways to keep current with my photography:
Sign up for the free, bi-monthly newsletter. Sent every two months, this visually attractive email always contains my latest photography, notes, art fairs, and updates.
Attend one or more of the art fairs to see my prints “up close and personal”.
Contact me directly with any questions or comments you may have.