"There is much beauty to behold in this world, moments that the eye captures, the wonders it sees... moments that should be committed to perpetual memory, but sadly only to become fragments of a faded recollection, or more often, simply forgotten. I draw inspiration to record these timeless and special moments, to capture them in my mind's eye, and through my lens, transforming each image and committing them to permanent form."
Dancing Waters Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper 18 x 18 in.
Published and internationally acclaimed photographer, Nicholas H. Teetelli was born in New York City and grew up in lower Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. During the late 1960s, and into the 1970s, the Village was a hotbed of culture and the arts and it was during that time that Teetelli began developing an interest for what would become his lifelong passion. Although he lived in New York City, he spent many summers in the Greek islands and has traveled to many other places in the world. He continues to travel extensively in pursuit of the perfect photographic image. During each journey, with camera in hand, he records much of what he sees, sharing the impression of his mind’s eye through composition, light play, and shape and design. His photographic portfolio is diverse: it includes landscape, architecture, portrait, flora and fauna, underwater, and street photography.
Olifant Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper 18 x 18 in.
Sebra Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper 15 x 15 in.
Teetelli studied Political Science at City University of New York Queens College and is a primarily self-taught photographer. Spanning the last four decades, he has learned, developed, and honed his skills independently, becoming an avid and serious amateur photographer who has now turned professional. He has recently brought his portfolio to the public eye and, in short order, has had more than one hundred of his photographs juried and invited into exhibition at dozens of galleries and museums across the United States. He has won awards in international competitions in Moscow, London and Tokyo, has shown work major art fairs like Art San Diego, Spectrum Miami, Artexpo New York, has had private gallery placements in Vienna, Austria and Bologna, Italy, and is one of the photographers featured on Royal Caribbean’s Azamara ships in their Artwave shipboard galleries.
Venezia Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper 15 x 15 in.
Teetelli is a member of American Photographic Artists, American Photography Association International, Leica Society, Professional Photographers of America, and The Royal Photographic Society. Notable awards include the Tokyo International Foto Awards – TIFA 2016, the 4th Ozone Zone International Photo Salon 2016, and the Moscow International Foto Awards – MIFA 2016. Nicholas H. Teetelli almost exclusively uses Leica cameras and lenses which yield superior results for him. He has recently added a Hasselblad medium format camera to his bag.
Wine'ding Roads Archival pigment print on Hahnemuhle fine art paper 13.5 x 25 in.
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