Loyd Heath’s interest in photography began in 1945 when he was a student at Riverside High School in Milwaukee, WI. He was struggling in his chemistry class and since his teacher was the faculty adviser to the “camera club,” he thought it might be a good strategic move to join the club. He did, and it worked out well; he passed chemistry and he gained a lifelong interest in photography.
Loyd has taken many courses and workshops in photography since that time, he has participated in many photo shows and his photos have been widely published. His primary career however was in accounting. He was a Professor of Accounting and Associate Dean at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business in Seattle for 36 years. He currently holds the title of Professor Emeritus of Accounting.
Since retiring from the University in 1998 Loyd has devoted full time to photography. He is best known for his University of Washington campus photos, his Alaskan totem pole photos, and his photos from Old World Wisconsin in Eagle, WI, and Genesee Country Village in Mumford, NY. Old World Wisconsin and Genesee Country Village are both outdoor living history museums that depict life in the 19th century. He travels to these museums several times each year and since 2002 he has been the judge of the annual Old World Wisconsin photo contest.
Loyd has a BA degree from Tufts University, an MBA from Northwestern University, and a PhD from the University of California in Berkeley.
For more information, email Loyd using the "contact" link at the bottom of this page. If you'd like to discuss a particular image, please include the file name of that image. The file name can be found either at the bottom of the image or by mousing over the image and clicking on the "i" (for information) icon. The file name is near the bottom of the information items that appear when you click on the "i."