Jerry Slagle been a photographer for better than 44 years. He first became interested in photography while in high school. After joining the navy, he became more involved in it and decided at that time it was the career that he wanted to pursue. After getting out of the navy, he attended a junior college majoring in photography. Since he was also interested in law enforcement at the time, he was able to pursue his dream job by becoming a police photographer for the LAPD. Jerry worked for them for 28 years.
After so many years of shooting the worst side of mankind, Jerry wanted to shoot the beauty around us, specifically the Northwest. He retired in January 1999 and moved to “God’s Country” near Salmon, Idaho. He became a First Responder and subsequently an EMT. After September 11, he was recalled to active duty and served until January 2007. He then retired again and became involved with EMT duties. He loves landscape and wildlife photography and enjoys the rustic images that abound in our area.
Jerry has attended many seminars, workshops and classes on photography. He’s won numerous awards during his career including some from the University of Southern California, the Los Angeles County Fair and the City of Los Angeles.
His enjoyment of taking photographs and his desire to share with others the beauty of the Northwest inspired him to start RusScapes Art and Photography. He also enjoys bicycling and researching/reading military history, primarily naval.
He started the River of No Return Photo Club several years ago to share his love of photography with others.
To view more of Jerry’s photography go to http://www.russcapes.com/