Photography by Craig Leavitt

My interest in photography started back in the mid 60’s, while stationed in Germany, compliments of the U.S. Army.
I started with a used Yashica rangefinder camera that I bought at a camera store in Washington D.C. while stationed nearby during my advanced army training. I at least wanted to take pictures of my travels, now that I was out in the world for the first time as a new young adult.
Being assigned to Germany, I was stationed at a very small post with not much to do. However there was a photo craft facility there were I could develop my film and print my own photos. After seeing my prints come up in the tray of developer, I fell in love with photography.
My first new “serious” camera was a Minolta SR-7. It was a cool camera called an SLR type of camera. Being able to look directly through the lens of the camera was an awesome experience.

With the tripping of a shutter I can freeze time. I can record where I’ve been. What I’ve seen. Like a diary without words, but then it is said a picture is worth a thousand words. I can capture Gods creations, and also mans. I can capture the result of Gods power, and also mans. I will never be as good as a simple camera, but I’ll keep trying.


"A hundredth of a second here, a hundredth of a second there--even if you put them end to end, they still only add up to a few seconds, snatched from eternity." Doisneau Robert