THE WHO AND THE WHY : The goal of Timid Sky is to serve as an artistic release and motivational tool for what right now is a growing hobby for me, photography. Hello and welcome to my online photography home. My name is David Sutton and I’m a Chester County, PA based amateur photographer. I chose D. K. Sutton as my online artist name because I felt it looked good in print and helps make my name a little more distinctive. If you are curious, the K is short for Keith. Or maybe you are asking, Why Timid Sky?
THE EARLY YEARS : I trace my interest in photography back to 1998 when I bought my first digital camera, a whopping 1 megapixel Hewlett-Packard Photosmart C20 point and shoot with a 4MB Compact Flash card. This camera was bought so I could capture a trip to Toronto, Canada. A few years later in 2001 I upgraded to a 3 megapixel Kodak DC4800 point and shoot along with two add-on lenses (wide angle and 2x zoom). While not a true detachable lens camera, it would foreshadow my future camera purchases. Admittedly these early years were more about capturing vacations and other tourist type photography rather than looking at it as a form of art. Along the way I’ve also gotten involved in video editing and even more involved in music, including playing guitar as well as recording tracks and creating songs to various levels of success. Both of these hobbies definitely took their toll on the time I spent on photography and it shows in my collection of photography which is quite sparse through the middle 2000s.