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On The Road With Victor Banta

Photographer Announces Two-Part Plan to Combine Business and Art

(Ann Arbor, MI …) Photographer Victor Banta has been to over 40 countries, all 50 states, and Puerto Rico. Most recently he spent time in Germany, the Rocky Mountains, and the Netherlands. And he’s only just begun to travel. With his newly announced transition to full-time photographer, he plans to visit the places he’s missed, and revisit his favorites. “Whether for business, pure art, or humanitarian reasons, photography captures the beauty and the essence of the moment,” he says. “I want to continually expand my business and my influence outside the bounds of Southeast Michigan.”

A life-long lover of the art form, Banta started his photography career in 1973 as Pinckney (Michigan) High School newspaper photographer. He continued his studies of photography as a fine art at The University of Arizona in Tucson while earning B.S. and M.S. degrees in Electrical Engineering (with specializations in digital image processing, Infrared sensing, remote sensing, and planetary sciences). While in Tucson, he studied photography masters such as Ansel Adams, Annie Leibovitz, and Bruce Weber at the Center for Creative Photography, home to the national archives of Ansel Adams. Then, in 1991, he opened his first photography studio, where he specialized in fashion, movie/film stills, portraits, and product photography. Continue reading »

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