Amazilia Photography

With a life-long connection to nature and a fascination for humanity's place within the natural world, Amazilia strives through his photography to express humans' love and appreciation for the world around us, and our place within it. Diverse beauty and creativity are at the core of his work.

The Perfect S - Photograph 20 x 16 in.

Amazilia Photography, which is owned and operated by British photographer Paul, is named after a species of hummingbird native to Peru and Ecuador. The name was chosen because Paul finds hummingbirds to be one of the most beautiful and inspiring natural wonders of the world. Such radiance, strength, and beauty are also seen in women; a subject that has fascinated artists in every discipline over millennia.

Paul focuses his work in three core areas of people photography – fine art nudes, sensual nudes and nudes in nature. His principal focus has developed into nudes in the natural environment, where Paul is always trying to depict a sense of the deep-rooted, intrinsic connection between people and the natural world.

He is an internationally published photographer with several print publications, who has recently won the Runner- Up Photographer of the Year position with an international magazine, as well as achieving success in three global fine art photographic competitions. He holds Distinctions in both Foundation and Advanced Photography Diplomas, and in October 2019 he exhibited a series of four intimate low-key bodyscape images in London.

Paul has published three fine art nude volumes in a series entitled “Naturally Nude”. Each book contains around 100 photos, as well as an introductory narrative. Two of the books focus on nudes in nature, while the third covers bodyscapes shot indoors.

Aside from his interests in people photography, Paul enjoys being in nature. This includes walking, swimming, and simply watching the myriad of endlessly varied and fascinating wildlife and landscapes; both close to his home in Britain, and across the globe. He is married with two grown-up children.

Curves and Lines - Photograph 20 x 16 in.
Rock Nude - Photograph 20 x 16 in.
Body Ballet - Photograph 20 x 16 in.
Cloud Nude - Photograph 20 x 16 in.

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Brian Hunt

"Art was once created by the human hand and ochre from the earth, but over time, the tools evolved. What has always remained constant though, is that art originates from the soul. My hope is that my images will be a reflection of me, not merely my skills, and will stand the test of time."

Under The Bridge - Photographic print 20 x 30 in.

"As a product of the 60s and 70s, I was greatly influenced by those years. It was for me a time of ideas, music and artistic expression. The early work included pencil sketches, charcoal drawings, prints, and watercolour. Over the last decade or so, photography has inspired me to continue my journey of expression. As the clock ticks on, I feel more and more compelled to leave something behind. Some marker that says I was here. I hope to build a body of relevant work that can be that legacy."

Brian Hunt is a Canadian artist and photographer based in Sault-Sainte-Marie.

Union Station - Photographic print 20 x 30 in.
Trolley Stop - Photographic print 24 x 24 in.
Northbound - Photographic print 24 x 24 in.
Figaro's Barbershop - Photographic print 20 x 30 in.

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RCH Photography

“[My] nudes were made without any instructions to the models…as to what they should do. I would say ‘move around all you wish, the more the better.’ Then when something happened, I would say ‘hold it.’ And things did happen all the time.” - Edward Weston

Studio Q #33 - B&W Photograph 11 x 14 in.

Robert is an amateur photographer passionate about black & white images and the prop-themed studio nude. He began working in the genre in 2011 with no experience in a photography studio or with directing nude models. The challenge, he felt, was to capture the mood and look he wanted without that experience.

Taking inspiration from Leonard Nimoy, Edward Weston, Ruth Bernhardt, Irving Penn, William Carter, Peter Adams and a host of others, Robert approached photographing the nude with a core interest in the application of self-taught rules of composition. Says Robert, “It is fair to say that in my work I search for the limits of my sense of composition, and then attempt to overcome and push beyond those limits. But I am always brought back to reality by the basics of exposure.”

Much of his portfolio is built on the creative serendipity found in the interactions with the models, and the starting point for many of his images is a prop that helps create a focal point around which to craft an image, or, once set aside, created images that are collaborative experiments with light and tone, line, curve and angle, while capturing the inherent sensuality of the nude in the context of fine art black and white images. He was always on the lookout for an object to use that might open a creative path.

Currently on a sabbatical from the studio, Robert is engaged with his portfolio, creating alternative digital images for his website, seeking out venues with which to publish and exhibit his work, and searching for that elusive prop that resonates.  

For information about the purchase of prints, please contact the photographer via his website https://rchphoto.artspan.com

Overcoat #112 - B&W Photograph 8 x 10 in.
Emerging #1 - B&W Photograph 11 x 14 in.
Lace #35 - B&W Photograph 11 x 14 in.
Nude On The Floor #39 - B&W Photograph 11 x 14 in.

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Beth Cataldo

"I am a San Francisco multimedia artist who has a passion for digital and traditional arts. I tell stories about environments and their inhabitants, documenting the interactions among people and other animals. I spend a lot of time observing and photographing the intricacies of the natural world."

Burn - Digital art/photograph 30 x 15 in.

Beth Cataldo is a San Francisco multimedia artist who has a passion for digital and traditional arts. She currently spends most of her time on photography but has also created movies, jewelry, and graphic arts since she was in college, where she studied Film.

As a certified California Naturalist, she spends a lot of time observing the intricacies of the natural world. Her fascination with mammals, birds, landscapes (urban and rural) and citizen science is revealed in her photography.

Beth tells stories about environments and their inhabitants, documenting the interactions among species, including humans. Her goal is to capture the individuality of each living thing and how it interacts with others and its world.

With common natural histories in mind, Beth takes her camera into the world and, like a detective, tries to discover the characteristics and mannerisms that all living things share.

Endurance - Photograph 14 x 20 in.
Early Call - Photograph 16 x 20 in.
In Those Days - Photograph 16 x 20 in.
Transmutation of Species - Digital art/photograph 15 x 20 in.

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Alisa Sheinson

"Although the sculptures are inanimate, it seems that each one comes to life, The light creates an intangible sensation that awakens memories."

Dialog - 3D sculpture, Artistic performance

The Alisa Sheinson Studio was established in 1990, as a leading international multidisciplinary designing and branding visual system through the creation of experimental enrichment of urban, public, and commercial spaces.

The studio espouses the favored approach of inclusive design and integrates a variety of art and design capabilities-3D sculpture, visual art, and integrating multimedia accessories-in order to offer creative, innovative, and practical solutions to customers around the world.

Alisa's integration of various aspects is unique to her studio and allows her to envelop the place with a comprehensive, complete statement that has a personal and original character. She studied Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and today lives and works in Tel Aviv, Israel.

Midas - 3D sculpture 60 x 60 cm
The Deep Sea - 3D sculpture 60 x 60 cm
Blossom - 3D sculpture 60 x 60 cm
Desert Flower - 3D sculpture 60 x 60 cm

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Jean Marc La Roque

"A photograph for me starts with contemplation, then comes the observation, to construct, arrange, compose and create your subject into your vision."

Wangianna - Digital photograph 65 x 110 cm

Jean Marc La Roque was born in Cherbourg, a seaport in Normandy, northwest France. He has worked as a professional photographer for the last 35 years and has lived in Melbourne since the late 70s.

Jean Marc is an award-winning photographer and has extensive experience in the Asia-Pacific region. He has specialized in large scale industrial, shipping and architectural photography and has been very successful in commercial photography and corporate portraits. His landscapes are very graphic with an abstract quality, perfectly reflecting the intensity of the Australian light. He often includes large scale industrial elements within these landscapes to give a sense of scale and place.

Jean Marc captures the feeling of the natural world and shows the visual harmony that can exist between human and natural components. He constantly explores the ways that beauty can be found in industrial settings. This work often takes him to physically challenging and remote areas, which allows the viewer to have access to the beauty of these inhospitable areas.

Many large scale works have been commissioned by clients in Australia and internationally for corporate offices and private homes. Jean Marc has received numerous international photography awards and has also exhibited in New York, Paris, Florence, Milan, and Melbourne.

Under The Sea - Digital photograph 60 x 80 cm
Beacon - Digital photograph 90 x 110 cm
Salt and Steel - Digital photograph 60 x 80 cm
Matinée Orageuse - Digital photograph 90 x 110 cm

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Bruce Cowell

"My work should not be categorized into different fields of photography but viewed holistically. The aesthetic and intent of each is consistent. The subject does not define a photograph. It is, ultimately, a vehicle through which we can explore the nature of our reality."

Speakers Corner, London - Photograph 36 x 55 cm

Australian photographer, Bruce Cowell has been professionally producing images for 46 years. Beginning in his teenage years, he was initially influenced by the great pre and post-world war photographers such as Bresson, Strand, Weston, and Ansell Adams. His work consists mainly of real-life "found" images rather than manufactured ones.

Cowell has international standing as an artist, has been featured in  "Who's Who in Visual Art" published in Leipzig, Germany as well as  "International Kunst Heute" (International Art Today) and WeContempoprary Art Catalogue published by Musa International Art Space, Palermo Italy and has had work hung in the Blank Wall gallery in Athens, Greece. Cowell received the 2nd prize in the Artroom Gallery's "Consequences of Light" photographic competition in Rome, Italy as well as 2nd prize winner in the Hasselblad Masters of Photography Competition. He was commissioned as an artist to produce images for projection on to the giant sun sails that covered much of the site of World Expo 1988 in Brisbane, Australia. Bruce Cowell lives in Canberra, Australia.

At A Bus Stop - Photograph 40 x 50 cm
Identical Twins - Photograph 30 x 40 cm
Beth Plays the Clowns - Photograph 30 x 40 cm
Bath Time - Photograph 30 x 40 cm

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Penny Oliphant

"My photographs share similar themes and tones with my paintings but with more depth and detail. Discovering unassuming, unappreciated subjects, before they disappear from the rural landscape, drives my process to uncover a deeper level of reality beneath the veneer of contemporary life."

To Be Announced - Photograph 22 x 28 in.

Accomplished contemporary Maine artist for over 30 years, Penny Oliphant works full-time out of her secluded studio in Central Maine. Penny was born in Binghamton, New York, and now resides in Pittsfield, Maine. During high school in Portland, Maine she received a scholarship to attend The Portland School of Art. She also helped establish a high school for college-level studies and then went on to study Fine Art at The Art Institute of Boston. Her artistic influences include Gregory Crewdson, David Hockney, and Alex Katz.  Oliphant has exhibited at New England galleries and museums, as well as galleries in New York, Boston, and Washington D.C. The transformative power of photography fuels her motivation to continue to create art. Penny is represented by the Boothbay Art Foundation Gallery in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

"Penny's eye often seeks out serendipitous surprising moments within the landscape of everyday life." -  Feature Shoot Magazine

The Artists House - Photograph 22 x 28 in.
Drivers Edge - Oil on Linen 24 x 37 in.
School Street - Photograph 22 x 28 in.
RT 100 Sunoco - Oil on Linen 24 x 36 in.

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Stas Bartnikas

"I'm convinced that Mother Nature is the most sophisticated painter and see it as my mission to capture its beauty in its perfect form."

The Eye of the Earth - Digital photograph 120 x 90 cm

Aerial photographer based in Moscow, Stas Bartnikas graduated from the Moscow State University with a degree in Journalism. He worked as a correspondent in one of the country's largest newspapers, but after the collapse of the Soviet Union, he pursued a career in the development of various business projects in advertising and sales. Photography is an important part of his life that combines a love for traveling and a passion for aviation. During the past few years, Stas has been actively engaged in aerial photography while flying in light aircraft and helicopters in different parts of the world, visiting over 20 countries.

Stas is convinced that Mother Nature is the most sophisticated painter and he sees it as his mission to capture its beauty in its perfect form. He calls his style of photography “aero-art”. 

"Aerial photography allows us to see places that are inaccessible on foot, shows a very different perspective and enables capturing the beauty of our Earth in its full glory and uniqueness."

Stas thinks that beautiful images portraying our planet invoke deep feelings of love, admiration and respect towards nature and people tend to protect what they love. 

His shots were published in magazines across Russia and Europe such as Sunday Times Travel magazine, Maxim, GEO, Vanity Fair, Bild, View, L’Officiel Voyage and were featured in National Geographic’s Photo of the Day and Daily Dozen rubrics number of times. He also won multiple awards at the prestigious contests, such as NatGeo Photo Travel, IPA, TIFA, MIFA, PX3, Siena International Photo Awards. His pictures are also part of some privately owned collections.

Low tide secrets - Digital photograph 120 x 90 cm
Ice Party - Digital photograph 120 x 90 cm
Colorado River Tree - Digital photograph 120 x 90 cm
Frozen Carpet - Digital photograph 120 x 90 cm

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Philippe Antoine Boirin

"Photography opens the possibility to create more than just an image, more than just a reality: It creates something unreal and I hope that this unreality is a narrative. The photo should also tell a story very different from what it shows."

The Young Man in the Sky - Digital photograph 30 x 20 in.

Exhibitions (2018)

Sohn Art Gallery, Massachussetts  7th Annual Juried Exhibition       

Plymouth Center for Arts, Plymouth The fine Art of Photography 2018     

Allegany Art Council, Maryland  Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition Honorable Mention

Dark Room Gallery, Essex Junction Open 2018        

Dark Room Gallery, Essex Junction   Personnal Perspective       

Dab Art Gallery, Ventura MNEMONIC

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibition New York  Top Prize Category: Photography

The Salmagundi Club, New York Annual Painting, Photography Exhibition

Emerald Art Center, Oregon   3rd Annual Autumn Exhibition- 2018

Black Box Gallery, Oregon   Photo Shoot: 2018

Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, California  2018 juried Exhibition

FotoFoto Gallery, New York  14th National Photography Competition

Black Box Gallery, Oregon   Exhibition: Color

Chromatic photo award 2018 (Annual)  International Color Photography Contest - Honorable Mention

 

Publications (2018)

USA

Cultural Center   Cap COD Massachussetts  The Golden Hours

Photography Forum  Santa Barbara Californie  Book : The Best Photography of 2018

Art-Competition.net  On line Gallery    Light of Day 

FRANCE

CORRIDOR ELEPHANT  Paris     Monthly Publication (April)  Portfolio of 20 pictures

CORRIDOR ELEPHANT  Paris     Monthly Publication (October)  Portfolio of 20 pictures

 

Publications (2019)

Loosenart Gallery    Rome  Italy   Exhibition : PERCEPTION

Art Center     New York  Exhibition : Photowork 2019

Center for the Arts    Massachussetts  Iphonography Now (2019)

Marin Society of Artists    San Rafael Californie  IMAGES 2019

Naples Art Association    Naples  Camera USA 2019

Lucie Foundation – IPA     Los Angeles

Fotonostrum Gallery    Barcelone 13th Pollux Awards

Black Box Gallery    Oregon   Exhibition : Photoshoot 2019

Black Box Gallery    Oregon   Exhibition : Portrait

The Glimpsing House - Digital photograph 30 x 40 in.
The Moon Is Dating - Digital photograph 30 x 20 in.
The Hand - Digital photograph 20 x 30 in.
The Tormented Flower - Digital photograph 30 x 20 in.

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