Rich in cultural and architectural diversity and settled along the confluence of three rivers and the coast of Lake Michigan, Milwaukee provides endless opportunities for talented photographers. Through their unique images of Milwaukee, natives Peter and Renee Skiba share the many sides of an historic city that is full vitality. The city�s pride in its history is reflected in numerous cultural festivals and 19th-century stone and brick architecture, while its future is evident in the gleaming modern architecture, commitment to supporting extensive visual and performing arts centers, and revitalizing commercial and residential neighborhoods. Known as the American brewing capital and the home of professional teams and enthusiastic fans, the Skiba�s have captured the love of sports in the region, from skating and skiing to fishing, sailing, and car racing. Amidst all of the city�s activity, these images still reveal a metropolitan area that blends with wonderful green spaces gardens, and natural settings.
About the Author
Anne Bingham is a Milwaukee writer who focuses on special projects for decision-makers in business and the professions. The author of Buying Jewelry: Everything You Need to Know, she has co-authored books on pension negotiations and sales techniques. Anne's personal interests include history, museum-quality crafts, gardening, antiques, and hiking the Ice Age Trail in reasonable weather. Like most other writers, she also is working on a novel.
With Milwaukee as their hometown, Peter and Renée Skiba were delighted to be photographers for this book. The Skibas enjoy photographing urban landscapes and waterscapes. They treasure interaction with people, especially at events. Their passion for photography finds its outlet in editorial and portrait work with their business of Skiba Photography LLC. They employ additional creativity with Skiba Fine Art, by digitally painting impressionistic versions of their images. Peter and Renée came to photography as a second career and learned with training from Milwaukee Area Technical College and Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design. They are active in local photography circles being founding members of Coalition of Photographic Arts (COPA) and are officers in the Photographic Society of America (PSA), Wisconsin Chapter. Their work has been seen locally at the Art Bar, the Reuss Federal Plaza and at the COPA Gallery Night and Day Exhibition. Nationally, their images have been exhibited at PSA Headquarters in Oklahoma City.