Presentation - St Louis Camera Club members Elisabeth Boone, Bud Hirsch, Jeff Hirsch, Donna Parrone, and Susan Thomson all traveled to New Zealand in June of 2017.
Bud has been a photographer for 65 years. His subjects are varied. If you look at his body of work, you will see people on the street, their hands, feet, faces. Looking down he sees sidewalk and other patterns. Large views and intimate details. Signs, fire hydrants, manhole covers catch his eye. And food. Lots of food. He had a darkroom in his house and his children learned the basics as they grew up. All three are excellent photographers. He was a winner in the SLCC Rookies Competition two years in a row. Besides having his photographs in juried shows and in St. Louis Camera Club competitions, he has used them as the cover and section dividers in his books of poetry.
Bud is both a left brain and right brain mix with varied interests. He’s served on the boards of arts, theatre, community, and city organizations. He is a Professor Emeritus of Accounting at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and is the author or co-author of several books and many journal articles, both in management accounting and in oral and written communication skills.
He was an equestrian breeding, showing, and riding Paso Fino horses. His poetry is in refereed journals and he has published five collections of his work.
He currently serves on the Board of the St. Louis Camera Club.
His wife of 56 years, Marian, and he live in Chesterfield, Missouri, and are lucky to have their children and grandchildren nearby.