Marvelous Marvin

About Me

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Graflex - Crown Graphic

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Marvin Bowser

I love the interplay of light, shadow, color, and texture. I love to use imagery to tell a story. I love to capture moments without interfering with the moment. I use all these approaches during shoots for headshots, events, travel, and nature. I also have several behind-the-scenes (BTS) photography credits in both film/TV and theatre. I also provide photo restoration services to clients. I have been honored to restore and frame images from deceased loved ones as well as favorite photos from family adventures. I was born and raised in Washington DC where I still reside.

I have degrees from The American University and The George Washington University. I completed a successful 34-year career in the Defense Intelligence industry before starting Marvin Bowser Photography in 2018. I inherited my love of photography from my father who was introduced to photography by his Uncle Duke. Daddy gave me Uncle Duke’s Graflex Crown Graphic recently. It was state of the art in 1960 and used by journalists.

The first "real camera” I bought was a Canon T-70 when I was stationed in Germany in the mid-1980s and needed a camera to record our antics as we ate, drank, and skied across Europe. A lot of those prints are packed in boxes in an upstairs closet. I pull through them now and then…   I've owned several digital cameras since that film-based Canon T-70.  My father gave me his Nikon D40 and D5000 a few years back. I learned a lot about DSLRs with Daddy's gear.  I’m still shooting with Nikon. Do what you know!

I’m looking forward to new opportunities and challenges in the future. Stay well!

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