Photographer from 1950 to present, now retired from business.Earned Masters degree in 1979, ASP Fellowship 1985. British Institute Fellowship 1987. Assisted Ron Stewart in starting XXV, First meeting at Lake Tahoe,1985.Ron and Paulette Stewart and Don and Donna Busath present. Second Meeting included Art and Iileen Wendt, I believe in Florida.Our Son Drake Busath is now owner with two of his sons, of Busath Photography, and Drake and Liz have been members of XXV for many years.I am still enthralled by the power of a thoughtful, meaningful STILL photographic image. At age 85 I still love that art and craft and still practice!
Currently Curator/ Director of Passport to the Arts Photography Program for Waldorf Astoria. It features two classes per week each half day sessions on the Art of Photography and includes guided walks and every student pints their own 18x24 inch print on a media of their choice. I maintain only my Paris Studio but my Commissioned portrait business is only a fraction of what it used to me. I pretty much focus and have been for the last six years on the Fine Art Market. Each semester currently i teach at Pacific New Media at the University of Hawaii at Monoa. Over the last five years i have given a platform and master class at wppi topic is Selling your photography in the Fine Art Market. This years 2016 program was called shoot your way to a million. Im scheduled to be there again in 2017. So guess its safe to say I'm totally out of most of my old business but the change to Fine Art has simply for me been amazing. I consider myself and always have a portrait photographer and still have no web page. I just have a Facebook page called Michael Gilbert Fine ART
John Marion, Master of Photography, Master of Electronic Imaging & Master Craftsmen. Marion’s Studio is a full service portrait studio located in Richmond, Michigan. John has been heavily involved in the Professional Photographers of Michigan, Professional Photographers of America and served on the executive board of directors of Great Lakes Institute of Photography. He is Past President and board member of PPofM, Past President of XXV an international group of highly prestigious photographers as well as Past President of Richmond Rotary. He has been a lecturer all over the United States speaking at the National Convention six times. Marion’s Studio has been one of the highest volume studios in Michigan with a total of 23,500 clients and counting. One would consider this an impediment on creativity and unique portraiture. Nothing could be further from the truth. John was one of 23 photographers world wide to accept the Award of Excellence for achieving a minimum of 16 images in Professional Photographers of America’s Loan collection, the very best of the national print competition. John and Luann pride themselves with creating unique and timeless portraits that stand the test of time.
Hanson Fong of San Francisco, California, is globally recognized as one of the premier wedding and portrait photographers in the industry. With more than 30 years of experience, Hanson has earned the Photographic Degrees of Master of Photography and Photographic Craftsman. He has been awarded 3 Photographic Fellowships. In 2008, he received the distinguished Gerhardt Bakker award for outstanding service through education in the field of photography. He is a member of the prestigious Society of XXV. Hanson is also proud a member of Canon’s Explorers of Light.Hanson has lectured at every major school of photography across America and has been invited to speak at various national and international conventions. His work and talent are recognized throughout the United States, Asia, Canada, Mexico and Europe. His work has been displayed in the Hall of Fame, Epcot Center, and the ASP Traveling Loan. Hanson’s images have been seen in numerous publications including “American Photo,” “Bridal Guide,” “Popular Photography,” “Rangefinder,” “Studio Photography,” and “Professional Photographer.”“Once you go with Fong, you won’t go Wrong”