2016.  Lisa and I have left Gabon to begin an adventure in Liberia. We arrived in Monrovia mid-October, 2016.

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26 Responses to About

  1. February 12, 2011
    Last evening I attended the opening reception at ‘Gateway’ for three friends of mine.
    This morning as I browsed the website for the center, I pulled up yours. I just had to drop you a note encouraging you to produce a book combining your photographs with your OH-so-sensitive and beautiful writing…. if indeed you’ve not pursued the idea already….which I really can’t quite imagine!! Your work, your expressions reflect a lovely soul.

    Happy to cross your path, hopeful that you continue to channel such spirit,
    Lilian Burwell

    • dk says:

      Lilian, Thank you for your thoughtful comments. I am not pursuing a book at this time. I feel I have a long way to go. This blog is new for me and perhaps a self-publish will come of it, eventually. DK

  2. David Oleski says:

    Hello David, what wonderful writing, so many fascinating details of what was apparently a magical trip. I’m excited to see more images. Drop me a line when you have a chance, it would be nice to catch up, and I have some things to discuss concerning exhibits.


  3. Jacque Rice says:

    Hello David,
    I was going through some cards I had kept and came across the La Fontaine d’ Avignon. This picture has always been my favorite as many of your Notre Dame pictures have inspired me!

  4. Bill Eisenmann says:

    Hey David, My brother has a print of a photograph I believe you took. It is inscribed on the back “raven Arizona” with the number 905235 on it. Is that somehow available? I really really love it and it has special meaning to me. Is it possible to get a copy?

  5. Pamela Boyd says:

    Hello David!
    I believe I own three of your works, purchased several years ago at an art festival. I have a question, could you please contact me? Thank you!

  6. balazs says:

    Hi David,
    My name is Balazs Fazekas, and we met a few days ago in the jungle, the British medical student. Just checking in, nice to see your pictures. Hope everything is going well,
    Kind Regards,

    • dk says:

      Thanks for checking in. I was hoping to get your contact information during our brief meeting near the Boume’Boume’, but in the confusion of languages, I missed my chance.
      I would like to stay in touch and will contact you shortly to ask how your travels worked (or not?…). If Gabon is going to move forward with preservation of the environment, the country will have to resolve some tourism issues.

  7. Chris Holmquist says:

    Hi Dave, I just love your photos. Bravo!

  8. Richard Bass says:

    Mr. Korte:

    I know I’m a pain in your neck, but I damaged one of your photos (copper foiled framed glass) and wanted to know if you would repair as no local framer will touch it?

    If so where do I send it?


  9. Lynne says:

    I was given a beautiful tiny framed photo of yours, El Santuario De Chimayo, years ago. It’s very dear to me.The thin glass has broken and I want to replace it, but the brass frame is soldered. Can you direct me?

  10. Janet B says:

    I brought 6 small photos from you at the Milwaukee Lakefront Art Festival many many years ago. They are framed in copper. 3 frames have broke at the corner joint and their glass broke as well. Do you repair? Please advise.
    I’d love to enjoy them again and take them out of their box in the closet!

  11. Monique Wolf says:

    Hi David,

    How are you? I hope this finds you well. I have a beautiful photograph from you with a hand-made frame and stand. It sits on a stand by my bed and this morning, without my glasses on, I accidentally hit a glass of water that spilled on the framed photo and it fell to the ground, breaking the glass. I am so disappointed. I love this framed photo. Would you possibly repair or send me a new one? It holds great memories for me.

    Thank you.

    Kind regards,

    Monique Wolf

  12. Ian Gould says:

    Hi David,
    I have been reading through your excellent blog on the wildlife, landscape and fishing of Gabon near Gamba which has been particularly interesting for me as I am travelling to the Sette Cama camp for a fishing/photography trip next March. I have been looking to come to Gabon for a few years hopefully to make contact with a giant african threadfin and some encounters with the forest elephants.

    Ian Gould

    • dkorte says:

      Sorry for my late reply. I have moved from Gabon recently and am late in catching up with my blog. You should have opportunity to meet forest elephants while at Sette Cama. They like to spend time near the waters of N’Dogo Lagoon between the Sette Cama lodge and the N’Dogo river mouth where it meets the sea. You should also have no problems scoring a few Threadfins at the river mouth. Also Carangue (Crevalle Jack) and Carpe Rouge (Snapper) will likely be abundant. You will be in paradise!

  13. Jack H says:

    I have one of your photos of the Washington Monument framed in copper that I purchased in 2010 from ArtSpring in Takoma Park, MD. The glass has cracked and I was wondering if it’s possible to get it repaired. I mailed you photos of the broken glass to your P.O. Box in Silver Spring, but wasn’t sure if that address still valid. Please advise, thank you very much.


    • dkorte says:

      I can repair that for you, when I am back in USA. The Silver Spring address is no longer valid. I expect to be in USA late September 2018. If you wouldn’t mind sending a note to my e-mail (dkortephoto@earthlink.net) I can follow up with a mailing address to send your picture to. Sorry you will have to look at cracked glass until September…David

  14. Marla Hoffman says:

    I inherited a b&w photo you took of the clock in the Musee d’Orsay. I was wondering when you shot and printed this image.
    Thank you

  15. Dan Stauth says:

    I purchaced these 2 nudes around 2000, at the Peidmont Arts festival. At that time they sold for $90.00 I just love thease 2. I realize at the time you were going to be
    great as a photographer. Can you tell me if they have appreciated in price since then
    respectfully yours,
    Dan Stauth

  16. Karen A Gaebe says:

    David: I lost my beautiful little photo of El Santuario de Chimayo in my divorce and would love to buy another one. It was framed in copper. May I purchase another from you? —Karen

    • dkorte says:

      Hi Karen, Sorry you lost your beautiful little picture. Let me look tomorrow and I will see if I can locate another. I recently returned from Africa and all of my past has been in storage, but I know where to look… By the way, fyi they were framed in brass, not copper. Beautiful, nonetheless.

  17. Linda Hegland says:

    Hi David,
    One of my favorite pieces is a photograph from the 1980’s-90’s called Sunday morning.
    It is of a woman on a couch reading the Sunday comics. I would like to purchase some more of your work and I was wondering if there is a way to find out your schedule of shows this summer, or if there is a gallery in St. Cloud or Minneapolis area that handles your art. Thanks so much, Linda Hegland

  18. Donna LaPreta says:

    dear sir i have three small pictures that are titled Figure Study I # 2 To Stretch and #3 is Open Dress i was just wondering if these were in fact your beautiful photos they measure 3 and 1/4 by 4 inches and have a small brass small brass frame and are matted . if these are your pictures what year were they done in . My husband and I enjoy them very much they were given to us as gift. Thank You Donna L

    • dkorte says:

      Hi Donna,
      Yes,those are pictures I made back in the 1990’s. figure study I, 1998;
      open dress, 1994; to stretch, not sure but the year would be the first two numbers of the image number on the back.
      I have several others, still available as sepia-toned photographs in the little brass frames. Let me know if you are interested in others. Cheers, David Korte

  19. Teresa L Neely says:

    Hi hope this isnt a long shot, bought my photo in New York 24 years agao, its called september evning, black and white of the twin towers. glass is broken and would very much like to get it fixed.

  20. Haider Haider says:

    David, I wanted to see if you sold prints as well? I own a copy of your Liberia book and wanted to see if it was possible to get a print made of some of those images to hang on my wall.

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