About - katmanduphoto

Photography, travel and entertainment are all passions of mine, with deep roots. Through my eyes, they are the perfect blend of technology, art and adventure.

Living the small town life in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, I was an avid student of geography and delighted in reading of other children in faraway countries but had few opportunities to travel. I did have the opportunity to experience life on stage as an entertainer and was enthralled with the industry but learned soon enough that it was not my calling.

I had the great fortune to be able to retire early from a successful career in Information Technology and then all these things coalesced into a “perfect storm” for me to use my grasp of technology, business strengths, attention to detail, and customer service skills to produce world-class photographic art for my clients - and, the bankroll and time needed for travel. I have since visited 16 countries on 4 continents and feel I’ve just begun.

I’ve photographed leaders and functions of multi-national businesses, dignitaries, and entertainers, including a six-time Grammy award-winner, as well as my own projects.

Photography is my second career, but my first love. Thank you for sharing it with me.

Vern Pechta