PHOTOGRAPH AMERICA

Post Office Box 86
Novato, California 94948
phone: 415-898-9677
email: hitchman@photographamerica.com

Bob in Zion Bob has had a life-long career in photography, which began at San Jose State University in 1957, when he switched his major from Industrial Arts. After college, Bob enlisted when he was assured of serving as a photographer and darkroom technician in the U.S. Army Signal Corps. In West Germany, his skills and experience with equipment and lab work was developed and polished, and there was great opportunity to appreciate the beauty of nature in the Black Forest. Returning to California in 1965, Bob produced industrial and military training films for Raytheon Electronics. He began showing his color nature prints. From 1969 through 1981, Bob exhibited and sold his photography in West Coast galleries.

During the early 1980's, Bob taught color darkroom workshops, then expanded to include field trips. Many former customers who had purchased his framed photographs wanted to learn photography and how he worked in the field. Bob's Pacific Image Photography Workshops offered adventures in Canada, England, the South Pacific, Hawaii, New England, the Pacific Coast, the Southwest deserts, and national parks. The workshops evolved into writing about his adventures and sharing as much as possible with others. Photograph America Newsletter includes information gathered from these travels and from research trips on his own.


Katherine Our website for Photograph America has a great look-and-feel and is kept up to date, thanks to the hard work and creativity of Katherine Maxwell, the technical associate and wife. After 25 years in the field of information technology, she now devotes her time to the online operations of Photograph America. Katherine enjoys talking to subscribers and customers and handling the office when Bob is off on photo trips for the newsletter.

When not taking care of business for Photograph America, Katherine does design and development work for small, local businesses. Katherine has written and published three books: "A Leg Up: How I Learned to Horseback Ride Starting at Age 40," "Dancing in the Kitchen: Recipes from a Tap Dancer," and "A San Francisco Portrait: Three Generations of a Family and the City's History, 1864-1948," which you can find in the BOOKS section of Photograph America. Email Katherine at: katherine@photographamerica.com