PLACIDA — Ed Brickfield had a passion for law and the political process until a trip to Annapolis and some photos he took of the Chesapeake Bay changed his life.
People took notice and bought his shots of sunsets, the Chesapeake Bay bridge, great blue herons and eagles. “I decided to pursue classes and found it to be very comfortable,” Brickfield said.
Brickfield, 53, is a cum laude graduate of the University of Florida and California Western School of Law. He started his career working for the U.S. House Committee on Rules in 1981 under Chairman Claude D. Pepper of Miami. He later worked as a corporate and legislative attorney.
The Port Charlotte resident gave up law in 2002 to pursue photography.
“I moved (back) to Florida in 2005,” Brickfield said. “I wanted to be in an area that is still wild and yet had a good future growth.”
Much of his photography is scenic with nature shots such as birds, wildlife, foliage, landscapes, sunsets, and weather. He’s also done his share of portraits like sports action shots, fishing, and beach shots. His recent trip to Sedona, Ariz., produced mostly landscapes including the Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon and Chapel of the Holy Cross designed by Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a student of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
“I like to capture the western part of the U.S. and Central America, particularly in Costa Rica,” Brickfield said. “There is a variety of wildlife and scenic beauty.”
He said he misses his former life, and he keeps in touch up with friends in Congress and reads the Bar journals.
Brickfield’s business, ECB Photography, is located at 9500 Attica Circle in Port Charlotte. Go to http://www.ecb-photography . com, or call 941-828-7403.
Brickfield’s work can be seen at the Placida Arts and Crafts Market, open on Jan. 5 and most every other Saturday on the grounds of the Fishery Restaurant at 13000 Fishery Road in Placida. Markets are held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Parking and admission are free. For more information call 941-697-2451 or go to http://www.facebook.com/ pages/Placida-Saturday-Arts-Crafts-Market.
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