the Photographer  |   Ron Wimmer

I can’t remember when I didn’t carry a camera. I’ve been inspired by images and art my whole life. My Uncle Ray really got me into photography when I was about ten or twelve years old. He watered the seed. Photography was a hobby of his and he set me up with a makeshift black & white darkroom in my parent’s basement.  That is where I learned how to process and print black & white images. I have been creating images ever since.

It was during high school I knew that I wanted to do this for a living. About a year after high school I joined the U.S. Navy. I became a Naval Photographer for 5 years. I traveled the world via an aircraft carrier and photographed everything and everywhere I went.   

After leaving the Navy, I finished my photography degree and opened my business in San Diego. I moved back to Milwaukee in 1994 to be closer to my family. I feel incredibly fortunate that I get to do what I love, photographing people.

I am a former President of the South Eastern Professional Photographers Association and a Member of the Wisconsin Professional Photographers Association.  Currently, I am working on my Master Photographer’s Degree.