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"Only one person in a thousand knows the trick of really living in the present. Most of us spend fifty-nine minutes an hour living in the past, with regret for lost joys or shame for things badly done, or in a future which we either long for or dread. There is only one world; the world pressing against you at this minute. There is only one minute in which you are alive; this minute, here and now. The only way to live is by accepting each minute as an unrepeatable miracle. Which is exactly what it is: a miracle and unrepeatable.” — Storm Jameson

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Quatrain ƒotographic! Exclusively featuring the client galleries, fine-art portfolios, and photo education resources of Don Werthmann. A professional practitioner of studio & location portraiture, and lyric documentary photography.



View session fees & print services, schedule portrait sessions and view former client portrait sessions that range from headshots to formal portraits, from individuals to groups, created on-location and in the studio.

Lyrical Quires

Lyrical Quires

a.k.a. Books. Images infused with curiosity and lyricism found in everyday life, ranging from the backyard to various corners of the planet. View an Artist Statement and find clues about the photography featured in these portfolios.

Client Query

Client Query

Prospective or current clients can query about the status of their project, and students with questions or in need of other advising can find contact info here. Quatrain fotographic is...
seeing, thinking, teaching. Visual Poetry.


Quid Pro Quo

a.k.a. Imaging Rates & Services. If you’re seeking original portraiture, consultation in developing a photo project, fine-art print purchase, or images licensed for editorial or commercial use, then tap this icon to learn more.


ƒotographic Workshops

Dedicated to supporting photography as an art form, and providing a meeting place for those seeking to create meaningful images, we offer high-quality educational experiences with industry standard tools & techniques to unleash creativity and offer connections to a community of people that share similar artistic passions.


Artist CV & Bio

With over thirty years experience ranging from advertising, to academia, to self employment, tap this icon to measure expectations for credibility. You’ll discover a well-seasoned and Quixotic Professional.


Thinking Outloud

If you value reading things on the Internet, then visit the blog! Quatrain ƒotographic was born here as a manifestation of the wandered, the wondered, and the found.


What’s Goin’ On!

Clinton Arts Center Lecture Series
Sunday 24 March 2019 2:00pm

Approaching the Moment:
Images from Three Continents



Approaching the Moment: Images from Three Continents

Don Werthmann reveals his thinking process while looking in the viewfinder, and enjoys offering insights and answers to questions regarding the practice of photographing in the urban landscape. What are some of the thought processes and intrinsic questions that a photographer typically encounters when working in the street, and amongst the chaos of the everyday? When is the right moment to release the shutter to produce what we consider the most poetic and expressive response?

Attend this presentation to garner some ideas and practices, and learn how to create images that are not only personally meaningful but suitable for publication. Don’s intentions are to dispel the myth that photographs are produced with a single click of the shutter by displaying several frames and moments that lead to the production of an image in a publication. In other words, a photograph viewed in its final presentation context is rarely from a single shot — regardless of the genre. Find out how and why.


All Fine-Art Prints

are guaranteed to have excellent permanence because the high quality papers and inks used in production are rated to be over 100 years by Wilhelm Imaging Research. Mounting materials are 100% acid-free and provide ultra-violet light protection under non-glare acrylic that optimizes visibility, and provides maximum longevity and protection. The longevity of any art work is greatly increased when not subjected to exposure of direct sunlight, humidity, or extreme conditions.

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