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Hi there!

I am a father, husband, photographer, and a database and software developer. Growing up in Minnesota, I enjoyed swimming in the lakes and exploring the forests and small towns. I have two adult children (Alex and Jacqui), and a beautiful and intelligent wife (Sandi). My main hobby is photography which I’ve been enjoying since 2006. I also love listening to music, walking in the woods and traveling with Sandi.

I truly enjoy many types of art and have been influenced by many of the modern artists including, Georgia O’Keeffe, Norman Rockwell, Ansel Adams and Annie Leibovitz to name a few. I look for ways to simplify my photography while also trying to truly “see” the world around me. I’m always open to sharing ideas and time with fellow photographers and artists.

I hope you enjoy my work and please share your comments.

Want to know more about me?
Here are fifteen random things about me (well 45 now):
https://www.artbywade.com/2014/09/15-things-about-me.html
and more
https://www.artbywade.com/2016/02/15-more-things-about-me.html
And even more
https://www.artbywade.com/2018/05/even-more-15-things-about-me.html

Work Life
I am currently living in Raleigh, NC and work as a software and database developer. My LinkedIn page is here. I have vast experience (24 years, plue) in programming and database development.

Photography Info
A list of my blog entries on photography is here:
https://www.artbywade.com/search/label/Photography

Please contact me at Wade.Brooks@gmail.com if you wish to purchase a signed print, or if you’re having trouble finding the print you want for sale.

Code Development Info
All my code related posts can be found here: https://www.wadesword.com/search/label/programming

Poems
Here is a list my poems that I have written:
https://www.wadesword.com/search/label/poetry

Thanks for visiting my site!

Cheers,
Wade

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