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Through his viewfinder
Dr. Henry Wicker had his Leica over his shoulder at a recent reception sponsored by the Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center. He rarely goes anywhere without his camera.
Wicker, 51, has been a surgeon in the Fredericksburg area for 20 years, but he’s been an amateur photographer for much longer. Wicker said he learned photography at age 12. His father, an ophthalmologist, taught an optics course and encouraged his son to take part. “It was fascinating for me,” he said.
Today, he has a self-published book of his photos, “Through My Viewfinder.” His pictures also can be found throughout his Pratt Medical Center office at Mary Washington Hospital and in the emergency room and the lobby at the new Spotsylvania hospital. Wicker is chairman of its board of trustees.
Wicker said he enjoys taking “street” pictures and landscapes. His Flickr collections also include plenty of photos of Fredericksburg and his family: wife, Donna, and daughters, Carmen and Simone.
The web site for Wicker’s book can be found here. Some of his pictures: