Join Ty and friends, fans, and the public in celebrating his photographic talent at a reception at Manzanita Arts Emporium on Saturday, October 14, from 4-6 PM. Free hors d’oeuvres and libations. Come schmooze with us and enjoy his collection of work. Ty designed and constructed frames for his works using the heartwood cedar milled from the Butte Fire-burned trees on his property. Ty tells stories with his photos, those moments captured in time that holds nature still for a moment so that we can enjoy the wonder of it all.
Location: 1211 S. Main St., Angels Camp, CA 95222 – Kitty corner and across the street from the Angels Theatre and the Calaveras Visitors Center.
Out of destruction, beauty.
Ty was born in Kentfield, Ca. He earned his love of photography while tagging along with his father, Clyde Childress, staff photographer for Sunset Magazine.
Most of Ty’s school years were spent in Palo Alto. He received a B.S. in Bio. Sci. and a teaching credential from U.C. Davis.
His heart was drawn to the foothills of Calaveras County after a two-day raft trip on the Stanislaus River in the 1960s. He’s worked as a river guide, a rammed earth builder, a reporter, a newspaper photographer, and an elementary school teacher. Now retired from teaching he spends his days traveling and helping tend the Wild Geese Garden Herb Plant Nursery with its owner, Jayne, his wife and helpmeet of 34 years. He currently resides on an unnamed tributary of Jesus Maria Creek.
Ty’s landscape photography: