Randy Dieter, an award-winning photojournalist plying his craft in newspapers and magazines from the 1960s through the ’80s, is a trailblazer. Dieter, who lives in Westwood with his wife, Catherine, earned national, regional and state awards for his work for newspapers in Iowa, Indiana, Ohio and, finally, with the Kentucky Post. Retirement from a career of image-making has not dampened Dieter’s creative urge. The use of graphic- and photo-related software has provided him a new outlet.
“I am creating a legacy for my family,” Dieter says. “As an artist might work from photographs of a child or grandchild to paint a picture, I am using computer technology, along with my creativity, to enhance an image. (Through) the addition of personal, creative touches (using) composition and computer imaging software, I can present my unique take on a subject. I have no way to publish like I did in newspapers, but there are website and social pages where sharing images with friends and relatives keeps me in touch.”