Bounding Deer's photographer is Alan Kirby. His interest in photography began more than 40 years ago. During his very successful career in high tech, his photographic interests and skills continued to grow and his portraiture and scenic images have become popular. Alan is a member of the Professional Photographers of America (PPA), NHPPA (the NH affiliate of PPA), the American Society of Photographers (ASP) and PPANE (Professional Photographers Association of New England). His work has won a number of awards in local and international professional image competitions including Gold Medalist in the 2013 and 2017 PPA International Photographic Competitions and a Gold Medal from the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain. Alan has been awarded a Master of Photography degree from the PPA.
In 2012, Alan decided to do another technology startup and placed the photography business on hold. He retired again from working full-time in technology in 2015, but decided to not re-open the studio. Today, his only studio work is for friends, family, and charitable causes and he continues to pursue photography purely for pleasure.
Alan and Pamela Kirby have been married for 41 years with 3 children and 4 grandchildren. An avid bicyclist, he also enjoys hiking and fishing. He is the inventor or co-inventor on more than 15 patents, has written a number of technical papers, is a Visiting Scientist at MIT, and an investor or advisor to several early-stage startup companies.