Mary Weaver came to photography from an interest in Art having
done some work in Ceramics, Painting and Design.
In 1991 she retired from a career as a Medical Technologist having
worked at Rockingham Memorial Hospital in Harrisonburg, VA, the
Goshen General Hospital (IN) and the Santa Barbara (CA) County Health
Care Services. That gave her more time to pursue classes in Art
at City College of Santa Barbara and to begin doing serious work
with a camera. That also gave her a means of self preservation when
traveling with her husband, Hank. When one of them spots a likely
subject they both take their cameras and look for their personal
interpretations. If they need to wait for hours for the sun to be
right neither is inconvenienced.
Mary has learned photography primarily from experience as well
as attending workshops and seminars with Steve Anchell, John and
Barbara Gerlach, George Lepp, Dewitt Jones and Lisle Dennis.
She has shown her work at Goshen College (2001), Westmont College
(2003) and numerous times with the f/9 group in Santa Barbara. Her
work is usually on display at Art Matters, 212 W. Washington Street in Goshen,
Her chief interests are architectural, landscape and floral photography.
She has used 35mm and digital cameras working primarily in color.
Most of her work has been processed commercially but more recently
she has begun to print her images in a digital darkroom.
Hank Weaver began his photographic career at age 8 when he and
his sister pooled their resources and bought a Brownie camera. He
and his brother took some old darkroom equipment that his father
owned and made a darkroom in the basement of their home. From that
time on he had access to a darkroom and normally
processed his own black and white images. Currently he processes all
his images in a digital darkroom.
After retiring from a career as a Chemistry Professor and administrator
in several colleges and universities, he began to make photography
his major activity. Starting in 1991 he and his wife, Mary, began
to produce images for exhibition and to produce a line of blank
greeting cards based on their images. To move beyond the hobby level
he began serious study with a variety of professional photographers.
His chief mentor has been Steve Anchell. He has also taken seminars or workshops with the
following people: George Lepp, John and Barbara Gerlach, Fernando
and Barbara Moon-Baptista, Charles Farmer, Robert Persky, Lisle
Dennis, DeWitt Jones, Ryuijie, and Richard Seiling.
He has shown his images in one- or two-person shows at Goshen College
(1992 and 2001), NAFSA in Miami Beach (1994), the American University
in Bulgaria (1999), Westmont College (2003) and at several venues
with the f/9 group in Santa Barbara CA. Until it closed in 2006, his work as well as Mary's
was regularly displayed at the Washington Street Gallery in Goshen, Indiana.
Both he and Mary currently have work showing at Art Matters, 212 W. Washington St., Goshen, IN.
Traditionally he has done his work in black and white using medium
format cameras. Since the development of digital photography he
has begun to digitize his negatives or chromes with a scanner and
to print his own work in color. More recently he acquires most images
with a digital camera. Currently all his images are printed as Giclee
His current genre is primarily the landscape. In addition to conventional
landscape images he is making panoramic photographs by digitally
knitting together several images.