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‘Walk out your door’ to see art

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado
Special to the Daily/Paul Grewe

Paul D. Grewe has been capturing people, places and moments in time on film for nearly 40 years. His dad and grandfather were instrumental in helping him “see” a picture and encouraging him in the art, being photographers themselves. He has also studied the work of many of the masters, including Galen Rowell, Thomas Mangelsen and others.

His love for the mountains eventually led him west to Colorado, where he has lived for more than 17 years in a place where you can literally “walk out your door and get a great shot.” He plans to continue traveling with his family, fly rod and film, forever seeking out rare events, candid moments and artful creations to share with others.

Grewe will be showing his work in the Vail Library Community Room today through the end of the month.

Paul Grewe: Photography is my job of capturing special moments in time of God’s creation and relaying them to others in an accurate and truthful manner. (No made-up events.)

PG: Photography came naturally to me as my grandfather, father and now even his brother are photographers who helped me “see” things like a photographer. I’ve been doing it from a young age.

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PG: Just observing God’s creation is inspiring and I’m always ready to capture it!

PG: Again, I believe it’s my job or calling to do this.

PG: I enjoy rare moments in nature like lunar events and also stark contrasts. I shoot mostly in color but have a black and white collection as well.

PG: Of course God is the ultimate artist and I will meet Him someday. As far as people, I think Leonardo DaVinci would be great to meet because he had great insight and as far as photographers, Galen Rowell because I really like his style ” he captured some real moments.

PG: My favorite photo I’ve taken is the “Full Moon Rising Over the Gore with Alpenglow” because it took 15 years to finally nail (it’s a rare event).

PG: I sell art to people locally who have seen my work. I also have a Web site: sonshineimaging.com where people can see some pics and request to see (many) more and then inquire about purchase. I’ve done one art festival and hope to do more. I’ve had pictures at Zach’s Deli in Eagle as well.

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