"My photography seeks to connect the viewer with the subtle
beauty of nature and the unique personality of the subject. I look to capture scenes that often lie at your
feet and go un-noticed.I capture and present the beauty that already exists as opposed
to the creation of something new or contrived. Revealing the essence of a moment
in nature is fulfilling fun, and helps me share my deep commitment
to respecting and sharng its awe inspiring sacredness. It is my hope that my photographs
can bring peace to the environments that they are displayed and
that viewers will find relaxation in their presence. I hope others
can see the beauty that lies in an acorn and leaf and I truly believe everyone is an artist. "
Crede's photographs have appeared
in Outside, Paddler, National Geographic Travellar, National Geographic
Books, US Water News, New England Traveller, Audubon, Mid-Atlantic
Country, Town and Country, AWA Journal, High Country Companion,
and books, as well regional and national magazines.
Crede has had one man shows at several
art galleries of his fine art photography, including the MAC Benedum
Gallery, Applachian Gallery, James E. Lewis Museum of Art, Well
Hung Gallery, The Art Company Gallery, The Windrush Gallery, Annapolis
State House, Peoples Choice Award at the Maryland Governors Mansion
Show, and Best of Show at Exhibit 60, Morgantown WV. His work
is included in many corporate, institutional and private collections.
Crede and his wife Carol operate
Vision Quest Studios (VQS) out of their historic home in the small
town of Friendsville, Maryland. They provide professional conventional
and digital photography to the resort, hospitality, adventure,
arts, and manufacturing industries, as well as comprehensive digital
computer graphics for web sites, color brochures, catalogs, direct
mail pieces and full color advertisements.