My Name is Bob Eppers. I was born in Western Pennsylvania and my home town was Beaver, PA. After high school, I worked my way through electronics school in Pittsburgh. After graduation I was listed as 1A in the draft. I was drafted in July of 1967 and served two years in the Army. I went through Airborne Jump School and was sent to Vietnam and joined the 1/502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division from May 24, 1968 to May 24, 1969.
I served for 7 and half months as the radio operator and body guard for the Battalion Operations Major in the field. My radio call sign was 3 Kilo. After my discharge from the Army, I went back home to PA. I had ordered a new Dunstall Norton while I was in Vietnam. When it finally arrived at the end of the summer, I broke it in and rode across country to California. I raced my Norton in the local AFM races. Later I raced a Formula C car in the SCCA races on the West Coast. During this time I went and photographed races including the first Long Beach F1 race. I was one of the emergency workers at that race and was assigned to the Ferrari team.
I went through an electrical apprenticeship and graduated in 1976. I bought my first house, met my beautiful neighbor and married her. I wound up with a wife and 4 kids. Linda was the best thing that ever happened to me. We moved to Oregon for 2 years and then back to California. I went into business as an electrical contractor and Linda was the office manager. We were in business for 32 years. We did heavy industrial work, water and waste water plants, cogeneration plants and high voltage work.
I shut down my business at the end of 2012. Linda was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and our world gradually got very small. I lost my pretty girl in March of 2018. I sold our home and relocated to Prescott, AZ. I have started a brand new chapter in my life and my adventures and my photography are how I am moving forward.
Please enjoy looking at the world through the lenses of my camera!