Stanley Harper is an award winning (county fairs count, right?) photographer based in the quaint little Oklahoma Panhandle town of Hooker.
In reality, Stanley grew up out in the far western Oklahoma Panhandle in a small town called Boise City. Boise City’s claim to fame is being bombed by our own forces during World War II and fewer than 1% of people living in downstate Oklahoma being able to find it on a map.
Once Stanley had his high school diploma in hand (to the shock of many, including his own family), he headed off for a life of adventure paid for by the American taxpayer. In an enlistment that was highlighted by defending Waikiki beach and learning that southeastern Georgia is like the Oklahoma Panhandle, except with trees and humidity, Stanley was off again on his own to seek adventure, eventually landing in Hooker, Oklahoma, USA after a stint in various California locales.
At first, photography began as a hobby, then it became an obsession. Weddings, seniors, landscapes, motorsports, action sports, weather, nightscapes; Stanley has found few genres of photography that he does not like.