After my formal education, consisting of Lyndon Institute (’56) and Middlebury College (’62) in my home state of Vermont, early employment in public relations departments at Colorado and Vermont ski resorts led to several years of freelance photography and cinematography throughout the U.S. and abroad. The focus of my work has been primarily in the area of outdoor recreation.

    During the 1960’s and 1970’s my photographs appeared in a variety of publications including McLean’s Magazine, Today’s Health, True, Venture, Seventeen, Playboy, Ski and Skiing magazines. I was also a member of the press corps at the 1968, 1972, and 1980 Winter Olympics Games. Transitioning into cinematography was a natural progression and throughout the late 1970’s and the 1980’s I was frequently occupied as a 16mm cameraman for Warren Miller Productions, Edwards Films and others. This entailed much travel in pursuit of sports action, documentary, educational, and travelogue work.

    Photography stimulated my increasing interest in photo-mechanical reproduction, and by juggling work in the printing trade with photography and cinema assignments I acquired pre-press skills ranging from wet dot-etching and camera-back color separations, to drum scanning and computer imaging. This was augmented with technical programs at Rochester Institute of Technology and at the Kodak Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine.

    I joined The Stinehour Press in Lunenburg, VT in the early 1990’s and enjoyed a dozen years as an imaging technician assisting with the production of fine art reproductions for national publishing companies.

    Retiring from The Stinehour Press in 2004 I continue my activity in digital imaging, working independently and in association with Stinehour Editions. In this I am able to happily merge my combined disciplines of photography and image reproduction.

Fletcher Manley
Lancaster, NH