Brad Perks - World Famous Professional Photographer
. Career Accomplishments  and Biography
.
PC Image Network
Lightscapes Gallery
 Lightscapes Studio
.
Brad Perks - 1995 Mariposa Grove, Yosemite National Park California




Brad Perks in
Mariposa Grove,
Yosemite National Park

California 1995
.
Brad Perks  - About the Photographer   
Vintage 1955 - Career and Accomplishments 

Brad Perks portrait 2002 Bishop Creek CA by Roger JohnsonBrad Perks got his first "brownie" camera in 1963 at the age of 8. He immediately began capturing a unique perspective. Brad showed a talent with candid moments and abstractions of his innocent reality. He invested in quality equipment at 16. He learned to keep his camera close at hand and ready to roll.
 
 
Brad Perks had a eager willingness to try.  He helped on a rock video with Huey Lewis and interned for a local TV show called California North. Brad showed his rockin portfolio to Jessica McClintock and she hired him to shoot a wedding at Francis Ford Coppola's old mansion. Brad Perks developed his professional career taking pictures of weddings, social events, and celebrations. His notable clients in San Francisco included Levis, the Gap, Toshiba, the Art Deco Society, Neiman Marcus, Women's Wear Daily, Chronicle, Examiner, Nob Hill Gazette, and the San Francisco Ballet. Perks skill with a camera opened many new doors and took him many new places. He has also been hired to photograph some notable people such as Vice President Dan Quayle, Vice President Al Gore, Esther Williams, Patrick Swayze, Isabella Rossellini, Pablo Cruz Band, George Lucas, and Joe Dimaggio.  
.
Lightscapes Galley
and PC Image Network arrived on the internet in 1997. Lightscapes offers signed limited
Brad Perks 2005 Livermore Valley CA by Janis Marie Babcock edition prints, fine art wall murals and scenic picture books. PC Image Network is an online stock photo agency licensing Perks pictures for commercial reproduction. Brad Perks envisioned a new future before him. He studied online to become his own web master. He has now expanded the web site to nearly 3000 pages. His "online gallery" has been featured at FlipBooks, Profotos, and Nature Photographers. More than 1000 web sites now link to PC Image Network and Lightscapes Gallery. The Internet provides Perks with worldwide exhibitions on a daily basis. More than two million people saw his web site in 2007. This high tech exposure, a lifetime of dedication and God given talent have helped make Perks a world famous photographer.

Brad Perks was selected as the official Bay Area photographer for the Millennium Photo  Project in 1999 . 2000 photographers from around the world had 24 hours to document the turn of the millennium. Perks picture, Fireworks over San Francisco , won an International Award. The book has another picture taken at Yahoo during their "Bunker Down Party ". He showed the computer techs ready to wage war on any potential Y2K bugs in Silicon Valley. Perks helped encourage Yahoo to sponsor an exhibit of this historic project at the Chicago airport.
 
Brad Perks 2009 self portrait Well known clients for Brad Perks scenic images have included National Geographic, Sierra Club, Gallo Foods, San Francisco Magazine, Cisco Systems, Hewlett Packard, Grey Advertising, Net TV, Compass Maps, Landmark Calendars, Bay Nature Magazine, Redwood National Park, TIme Life and Kodak.
 
Profotos Staff Evaluation by Larry Davis http://www.profotos.com  
Professional stock photography does not get any better than the images in the portfolio of photographer, Brad Perks. Brad's well diversified work includes images of everything from landscapes, aircraft and cityscapes, to weddings, fashion models, and children.   
.  
The astonishing aspect of Brad's work lies in his ability to create incredible images throughout the photographic medium. While many professional photographers create images in one realm of photography (i.e. portraiture, fashion, etc.), Brad has been able to dominate the medium through all of these and many more. To our staff, this translates as a true master of the medium! 

" Over the Rainbow" has been seen the world over. It was captured during Easter weekend of 2002 when the planets lined up . It was a magical and electric time. Brad just knew he had head out in the pouring rain. This rainbow has been seen by members of the United Nations and politicians like Al Gore. Countless preachers have used this picture for their Sunday sermons. This rainbow was truly a gift. It has had a life of its own in the publishing and magazine industry. The end of the rainbow marked another new beginning for Perks. The feature article on chasing rainbows is in the April 2008 issue of Shutterbug magazine.

brad perks 2011 by Ken PerkesForward progress continues to happen at a fast pace. A scenic picture book called San Francisco: A Photographic Portrait is currently available at Barnes and Noble and Amazon. Brad Perks new book called Harvest  is about the California Vineyards   Look for his articles in Shutterbug Photo Magazine like the Yosemite Firefall , the Photo Mobile and FastTrack at the Reno Air Races .

A feature article was  written for 110 degrees magazine . It took a closer look at what  ingredients give Perks his passion as an artist and photographer.  The road less traveled with a share of bumps and bruises along the way which helped his spirit evolve.

Brad Perks favorite quote is by Ansel Adams: "Sometimes I do get to places just when God's ready  to have somebody click the shutter". Brad knows pictures require great timing, proper exposure and some God luck. His favorite pictures are the ones he is going to take today. Perks has discovered you have to get out in the rain to find your rainbows
Brad Perks self portrait 2013

Photos by:
Don Lyttle -- Mariposa Grove 1995
Roger L. Johnson - Bishop Creek 2002
Janis Marie Babcock - Livermore Valley  2005
Self Portrait 2009 - Concord
portrait 2011 - Ken Perkes
2013 - Self Portrait

.
PC Image Network  
Lightscapes Studio
4055 Kimberly Place   
Concord, CA 94521 USA  
Ph. 925.680-1024 
BradPerks@PcImageNetwork.com
.
PC Image Network
Lightscapes Studio
 Lightscapes Gallery
.
 
.
.