Sonoma County Fine Art Photography | Nathan Larimer Photography

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Nathan Larimer is a photographer specializing in portrait, editorial, stock, and fine art photography, serving Sonoma County and surrounding areas. Based in Petaluma, but raised as a dedicated outdoorsman in Missouri, many of his commissioned portraits and personal projects often demonstrate a connection to nature. Continue reading

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Shot of the Day – The Green Tunnel

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The Green Tunnel,  taken by Long Island New York based photographer Mahbubur Rahman. Originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh, Mahbubur’s photographic work is inspired by photojournalism greats, such as Arnold Newman, Yann Arthus-Bertrand, and Henri Cartier-Bresson, to name just a few.

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Visualization of a Beautiful Print – Photographer Marc Valesella

“Most of my photographic endeavors start with the excitement of the visualization of a beautiful print, even when taken out of context of the series. By that I mean that the political or social content of a given body of work should not be used as a palliative for a beautiful image, no matter how interesting the subject is.

While all the serious talk about a photographer motive is important, a fine print has a life of its own and should be an object unto itself. The emotions of the viewers when confronted to my work are always more important to me than any message I ultimately try to send.

In the medium of photography, the public seems to believe that the technical recipes are more important than of other mediums, and so they may be, however, it is not of great interest to be explained.

My technical relationship with my work is very simple in that I am a practitioner of straight photography using available light and the least manipulation in the darkroom as possible.”

View fine art photography gallery by Marc Valesella.

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Story Teller Through Photographs

“There are so many things that I love and am thankful for in my life  -  my husband, rainy days, hot showers, traveling to Costa Rica, flip-flops, vintage stores, hot coffee and amazing friends. I am a wife to a caring and patient husband, a mom to two spoiled pooches, an event planner/professional fundraiser and an avid story-teller through photographs. Working with my husband has given me an outlet to create, connect and to dream.

There is a quote I came across and I feel that it so accurately depicts the stage I’m at in my life and the personal meaning I have for my work:”

‘The urge to create, the urge to photograph comes in part from the deep desire to live with more integrity, to live more in peace with the world and to possibly help others do the same.’ – Wynn Bullock

Here’s a link to the Jessica Shannon website: www.shutterfire.net

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Fine Art Photography by Scott Hovind

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Scott Hovind fine art photography of Michigan, with guest photographer Misty Dawn… “My photography so far was done exclusively in Michigan. I specialize in nature, wildlife and historical/antiques, though I have been known to shoot anything I find interesting. While Misty’s photography was mostly taken near her Missouri pond. The site has a photo blog, a few short stories written by me, an art gallery of my works, and a general store loaded with products created with my work and the work of Misty Dawn. The main focus of the site is the photoblog of course.”

Website: http://www.scotthovind.com

Fine Art Photography – Astor Morgan

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Astor Morgan, commercial and fine art photographer, philanthropist, and consultant.

Astor has been involved in the photo industry for 20 years. Astor’s appreciation of the visual arts was born while growing up between the two colorful cultures of southern Louisiana and Sicily, Italy.

Astor’s images have been published worldwide in magazines, on CD covers, movie posters, as well as featured on television. He has had the pleasure of working with an array of legendary artists, actors and musicians.  Astor is heavily involved in the global photo community representing commercial photographers and artists as the Chairman of the Los Angeles Board of Directors for the Advertising Photographers of America.  Through APA, Astor helps to educate and inspire photographers through workshops and seminars, and promoting ethics in the photographic community.

“This site started out as a personal work site for images I created in Catania Sicily, at Festa Di Sant Agata, one of the largest attended religious festivals in the world.  All of my photographer friends expressed an interest in attending the festival.  Having grown up spending many summers in Sicily, including driving a moped there when I was only 14, I realized I had the potential of putting on a photo workshop in Sicily taking people to places I know about, places I visited and loved as a child, getting access to farms through my family contacts.  So, I produced a workshop there which you can find on the Sant Agata page or go to Astor Morgan | LinkedIn profile This started out as a personal project then grew into what it is now.   I do have commercial site, but am in the process of editing and adding categories which include travel, and live music photography.”

Website: www.FestaDiSantAgata.com

Denver’s longtime fine-art photography gallery Camera Obscura to close

Denver's longtime fine-art photography gallery Camera Obscura to close after last show

Gould, wearing his trademark bolo tie, looks at some of his own photographs with associate director Loretta Young-Gautier. The two will have an exhibit of thier own works Friday through April 30. (Kathryn Scott Osler | The Denver Post)

The Camera Obscura, Denver based fine-art photography gallery, will close at the end of April after three decades ….. read the complete story