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Krack Is A Man of Many Talents
by Robin Gordon
     

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Reed Krack, wife Dara, and son Jake live on a 200-acre farm at Orma.

Krack is a man of many talents. He constructed the home that the family lives in and he built “Krack’s Fiddle Shop.” He has been a stone cutter and bird carver, and makes fiddles and violins.

When walking the hillsides of their home place, Reed realized how glorious the scenery was, and decided to purchase a camera. Ninety-nine percent of his photos are taken on the farm.

In the spring, Krack became a juried artisan at Tamarack. He is also a member of Allied Artists of West Virginia.

His trademark pictures are called “Woodland Seascapes.” These unique prints are a variety of mushroom plants called turkey tail fungus--morels that resemble sea coral. He also takes photos of everything from milkweed to moonlit nights.

Krack said it is about “being at the right place at the right time.”

His digital photography allows him to use a variety of specialized photographic papers to create amazing effects that he believes results in a painting-like quality. He mattes and frames his prints.

He has an eye for detail and discovers the treasures of nature that people take for granted.

Krack is considering adding author to his resume. He would like to compose a coffee-table book about this area and the “beauty on this one farm.”

Reed Krack is a man that wears many hats, but right now it says “Krackshot Photography.”

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