David G. Boyd
After two careers, first as an officer in the U.S. Army and then a second as a senior executive in the Justice Department and then the Department of Homeland Security, I find photography to offer the kind of challenge I enjoy and I love doing it outdoors. Nature, landscape and the tiny creatures that inhabit our planet are the things I most enjoy photographing.
After 25 years as an officer in the United States Army, I retired to enter the civil service as a senior executive running research and development programs in the U.S. Department of Justice. In 2003, I was asked to help stand up the Department of Homeland Security's Science and Technology Directorate and served there until my retirement in 2014. I currently teach a graduate technology course for the University of Massachussetts but spend most of my time taking care of my small farm and pursuing my hobbies - amateur radio and photography.
My love of photography go back to the 1960"s when I got my first camera, a "Swinger" by Polaroid. Through the years, I have used cameras with 110 film, 126 film, flash bulbs, flash cubes and film disc. I still have photos I took during my fourth grade trip to Jamestown. Today I take photographs like I then when I was young, just for the fun of it. Occasionally I get to show some of my works and hope others may see some of the beauty that I see through my lenses.
I have lived and worked in the Fredericksburg area all my life. My husband Keith and I are retired employees of the City of Fredericksburg. We have two sons and two grandsons. I am a member of Art First Gallery and the Fredericksburg Center of the Creative Arts where I have been involved with the youth art program.