Possessing a keen artist's eye, but paired with the clumsy drawing hand of a child, he was led to create compositions of the beautiful, if not taken for granted, everyday images of his surroundings, behind the lens of a camera.
They say that smell is the greatest sense tied to memory, but Dustin's childhood memories of the sounds from his grandfather's big SLR camera, with near deafening shutter click and white noise emanating from the flash, helped store the fascination he had with the camera only to be awoken decades later by an old friend with a new hobby—photography; proving scientific theory. With a stable medium of visual art expression, he became immersed in photography. The pencil in hand had its chance.
Dustin Halter is a photographer born and raised in the farm-laden county of Cumberland in southern New Jersey. Always having a natural eye for detail and composition and a love for art, he attended several different drawing and painting classes, but the talent was simply lost somewhere between the hand and the canvas. For many years he pursued the musical arts as a formally taught percussionist, and as a self-taught guitar player.
A born southpaw, Dustin Halter only helps to perpetuate the left handed/right-brained theory. Always thinking outside of the box, and persistently mindful to detail, his admiration for visual art returned at the age of 30.
Dustin compares the photograph to the human fingerprint. No two photographs are identical, and if they are, something is very wrong. He won't pin down his favorite muse, as you can see they vary from day to day.
The website was created to share the archived sets and individual works in his portfolio. The webpage will receive updates including new photos, stories, and news. For more information, please browse the site's other pages. The FAQ page can answer some questions, but for prints, work proposals, or any other questions, please use the form on the contact page.