PARKERSBURG — Danny Carpenter found his passion for photography about 10 years ago when he bought a Nikon camera.
The camera brought him back to nature.
“Some of my favorite things to photograph are bears, foxes, elk and eagles.” said Charpentier.
He is a self-taught photographer, but enjoys working alongside other photographers and describes himself as a “sponge for knowledge.”
Carpenter has exhibited at Parkersburg Art Center, Artsbridge, and previously at WesBanco. His variety of personal interests leads to an exposition of many interesting topics.
“I photograph everything that interests me, from sports and motor racing to landscapes and wildlife,” said Charpentier.
He was born and raised in Parkersburg and grew up in the countryside with a close family strong in faith. He developed a love of nature through hunting, fishing and camping.
Carpenter uses his camera as a tool to share all aspects of life he encounters and is generous with his images, donating his photos to raise funds and awareness for many worthy causes. His images circulate around the world, but his most treasured photograph is on display at the Gold Star War Memorial in Parkersburg.
The Danny Carpenter photography exhibit can be viewed at WesBanco Bank, 415 Market St., Parkersburg during regular business hours of 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.