What do you do?
Where do you work and what is your title?
David R. Britton Photography/Gallery. I’m the owner and the photographer.
What do you do there and/or what are you responsible for?
I watch the gallery, shoot the pictures and generally operate the business.
How long have you been doing this kind of work (total)? How long on the Westside?
I have been a photographer for 35 years. My major in college was planning and rural development, but I got involved with the college newspaper. I’ve had an interest in photography since I was 15 years old. I’ve been here on the Westside for a year.
What do you like best about it (other than quitting time)?
The freedom to be creative, select specific gift items to sell, and speaking to people. I also get to help people decorate their homes and businesses.
If you could change one thing (other than pay), what would it be?
I’d like a bigger space to have the ability to show more art and gallery items such as glass and pottery. I would like to show more sports memorabilia.
What part of your work did your training/education never prepare you for?
How hard it is to get people to walk into your store. In terms of photography, learning how to watch the light develop the image in front of you before you take the picture.
What makes working on the Westside special?
The people, the locals who walk their dogs and the tourists who like to walk.
“What do you do?” is a regular feature in the Westside Pioneer. If you know someone who has an interesting job on the Westside (but doesn’t live here), he/she might be a candidate for this column! If you know someone who might qualify, give us a call at 471-6776.