Graves Fine Art Photos

                                        Curtis M. Graves

About the Artist 

Being raised in New Orleans in the 1940’s and 50’s, Curtis was surrounded by the rich southern Louisiana pictorial environment.  By Junior High School, he had landed a job as photographer for the school newspaper.   In High School he worked for three different New Orleans photographers doing everything from dark room work to shooting weddings, year books photos, and school proms.  Several of his photographs were published in local newspapers and national magazines.

College took his life in a different direction.  However photography was always with him.  By the age of twenty six he was a member of the Texas House of Representatives serving six years.  He moved to Washington, DC and retired after a thirty year carear with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.  Curtis has now found time to return to his first love.  He has taken fine art photographs in several European cities South America as well as across the United States.  He recently has started a new collection of photographs of plantation life across the southern states.  Additionally, in the past two years, he has taken commissions to photograph post Katrina New Orleans.   His work is in several Louisiana and Georgia shops and museums as well as numerous private collections. 

There are many reasons for shooting pictures, not least the adrenalin pumping moment of knowing you’ve caught a marvelous instant, but it’s all a little empty if all the results end up in a little yellow box in a cupboard. - Patrick Ward