Part of the series "Night". Working mainly in darkness, I build up the light, applying it precisely. The landscape takes on a fuller existence, brought on by the coalescence of light and exhibits a sense of â€œhyper-reality,â€ yet at the same time has a certain quietness and beauty.
Born into a military family in 1956, Harold grew up in New Mexico and Germany. Fortunately, his parents took the family on outings almost every weekend, hiking in the desert, horseback riding and camping in the mountains, exploring castles and old gardens in Germany and camping in Italy. These outings, of course, left many lasting impressions. After moving back with his family to the U.S. as a young teenager, Harold began photographing. He earned a B.F.A from Maryland Institute College of Art in 1978 after which he produced fine art and taught photography at the college level for several years. In 1987, Harold opened a commercial photography studio, where he has been creating images for national clients. In his studio, Harold has been perfecting the unusual and difficult technique of light painting for over 20 years, and his clients seek him out for the unparalleled look he brings to a photograph. In recent years, Harold has once again been concentrating on producing fine art, in which he is putting to use the lighting techniques which he has perfected over the years.