Richard Warmack was born in Oroville, California in 1924. After graduating from high school, he joined the Marine Corps where he fought in numerous World War II battles in the Pacific theatre. After the war, he became a partner with his father in an appliance and homewares business. In the 1970’s Richard bought his father’s share of the business and changed it to a homewares, jewelry and gift shop. In 1989, he retired and began to focus on photography. Many of his images are also availble as gift cards.
Richard acquired his first camera when he was eight. The peephole with lift-up wire frame view finder and one speed shutter was all it took to start a life time of fun and adventure. When he was older, he began to spend time in a darkroom, learning to develop his own film and took night classes to further develop his skills. Since his younger days, the photography world has changed dramatically and Richard has been able to utilize many different types of camera bodies, from an Argus 35mm to his current Konica-Minolta A2 8mp digital camera.
In addition to many of Richards landscape images, we also feature his hand carved wooden vases and pencil holders.
Richard and his wife Jane share time between homes at Lake Tahoe’s West Shore and Oroville, California.