Frederick Halvorson shown here using a medium format Hasselblad Flexbody with 16 megapixel digital back and hard drive.
He received his art education from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design as well as studying classical drawing
from noted portrait painter Richard Lack at his Atelier in Minneapolis. He began learning the technical aspects of
photography with Air Force Reserve public relations. After a number of years in the 70's and 80's as a graphic
designer, art director, teaching design and photography at the Junior College level, he became a pioneering
consultant in the early days of personal computer publishing to Minneapolis area technical colleges and corporations.
Growing up in the American Southwest and spending my adult life in the Midwest has given me a wide range of visual
experiences, Frederick Halvorson says. The solid forms and abstract patterns of classical art along with the color
and excitement of Spanish and Impressionist painters have been infused into my emotions and always seem to
influence what I find exciting in nature. Creating stained glass windows for a brief period gave me an love
for what glass can do with light , color and shapes. His motto for creating photography as a work of art is
"every image should have the mark of a unique point of view and represent that which has been filtered
through my vision and my personality". Fleeting color, abstract shapes in shadows and the moodiness of
atmospheric effects is frustrating to capture with easel painting. Photography is the appropriate artistic medium for me.
Frederick Halvorson uses a workflow that is focused on excellence.