About Carl - Carl Simmerman

Photography Is a Love Affair With Life.

You can find out what I'm up to on my social media pages.

I find the process of photography fascinating, I cannot separate the photographer and his or her story from the image. Knowing how an image is captured and printed or whether a plugin or graded paper was used, leaves me feeling a little empty. I want to know about the person as well, it’s as if they are the mat around the image that finally presents a completed work.For every image there is a story that is told, sometimes it's just an emotion we feel when we see an image. I was always told when photographing people, that the camera looks both ways, that the photographers emotions, personality, facial expressions and more are reflected back to the camera from the subject. I believe that this is also the case in nature and landscape photography, even street photography, our emotions, our view of life and how we see the world are also captured in the image we record. As a photographer based in Southern Wisconsin, I have the freedom and pleasure of capturing many different subjects and it is my pleasure to share these with you, I hope you enjoy them.Join me as I share images, stories, thoughts, process, gear and exploring life with a camera.

Clear Skies,


Favorite Quotes

"Do not fear death, but rather the unlived life." Natalie Babbitt.

"When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome".

Wilma Rudolph

"My life is shaped by the urgent need to wander and observe, and my camera is my passport".

Steve McCurry

Trees go wandering forth in all directions with every wind, going and coming like ourselves, traveling with us around the sun two million miles a day, and through space heaven knows how fast and far!

John Muir 

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