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311 Gallery Showing in Raleigh NC 

Some questions and answers for an upcoming story about my work and current gallery show.

1. How long have you been a photographer & artist, and what made you get started with this? 

I started getting into photography in 2006 when I purchased a Canon digital DSLR to document my children's sports activities. I learned a lot taking images of those activities. I think the artistic side of photography came later, around 2010, when I started participating in a photography scavenger hunt. I've also always loved to draw and in college I did some oil painting.

2. Can you talk about the image that will be displayed in the gallery and what the inspiration behind it? 

As a kid, I loved toy cars and Lego, so I was drawn back to these toys when thinking about scenes to photograph.

I have a photography project called TheToyCarProject where I have over 300 images of toy cars, which I try to photograph as if they are real full size cars. This gallery image is called Mod Rod, which is the actual name of the Hot Wheels car I photographed. In this case, I was pretending that the car was just delivered to my garage (or a dealership) and I was receiving the car.

3. What are your future goals as a photographer & artist? 

I am truly excited that my art is hanging in the 311 Gallery and I'm planning on doing more gallery shows next year. Ideally a solo show would be awesome! Another goal for me, is to build up my online presence in order to create more passive income. I also love learning new photography techniques and traveling. 

4. What projects are you currently working on? 

I have several photography projects that I work on every year, these include; photographing Lake Crabtree Park, Duke Gardens, downtown Durham and Raleigh and participating in the Photography Scavenger Hunt. Just to name a few.


  1. Awesome Wade! Congratulations again and it's exciting to see you and your work recognized.


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