Carl and Lida
We were fortunate enough
to retire in our forties to do creative work. Originally
Carl was going to write and Lida was going to do travel
photography. Lida was happily setting up to photograph
when Carl came over. "Come over here - it's better over
here. A little more to the left. No, down a hair. Wait -
over a foot is a great spot." Out of self-preservation
Lida bought Carl a camera. " Hon, this is your camera.
Go play with it." So Lida was able to photograph the way
she wanted, and Carl has gone wild creating images for
We're not sure if Fuji
ever knew why sales of their film spiked and what a debt
of gratitude they owed Lida.
Today, we have become
computer artists using multiple advance techniques.
Our award winning
photography has appeared in Photomedia, Animal Wellness
Magazine, Tuppenceworth.ie and the National Frontier
Trails Center. Diverse usages of their work include book
covers, galleries, private collections, website banners
and even wallpaper design for a client in the
Lida is a Phi Beta Kappa
graduate of Colorado College. Photography appeals to her
sense of playful energy. Carl is a graduate of the
University of Richmond. He is a chess expert who has won
tournaments in eleven different cities across the
While their work is
highly original, the painters Remedios Varo and Jackson
Pollock have indirectly influenced their art. Varo
boosted their natural enthusiasm for Magic Realism.
Pollock’s work, which looks very different, was a
technical influence. He dripped paint across canvas; the
Sloans drag colored light across film. Carl and Lida
have also been tutored in advanced photographic
techniques by veteran professional photographer Lyle
Leduc. And of course, Lida and Carl have greatly
influenced each other.