WHO THE HELLAS...

How it started?   What I photograph?  Why I photograph? Who I photograph?  Where I photograph? What is HellasArts?  What is PhotoGraphical?

 With Feona Lee Jones in Walnut Creek shooting 'Water for Notes'.

With Feona Lee Jones in Walnut Creek shooting 'Water for Notes'.

A FEW EXPERIENCES...

  FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER   Wandering through and capturing the North Florida Wilderness wherever I could find it eventually grew into a huge portfolio - the introduction of  North Florida Wild  was at the historic  Ximenez Fatio House Museum  on Aviles Street, with Director Julie Gatlin, in St. Augustine, Florida.   NFW then found a home for a six month exhibit at the  Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Research Reserve  in Ponte Vedra Beach - from there blossomed into ten years and counting now of shows, exhibitions and demonstrations in North Florida.

FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHER

Wandering through and capturing the North Florida Wilderness wherever I could find it eventually grew into a huge portfolio - the introduction of North Florida Wild was at the historic Ximenez Fatio House Museum on Aviles Street, with Director Julie Gatlin, in St. Augustine, Florida. 

NFW then found a home for a six month exhibit at the Guana Tolomato Matanzas National Research Reserve in Ponte Vedra Beach - from there blossomed into ten years and counting now of shows, exhibitions and demonstrations in North Florida.

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AVAILABLE LIGHT SHOOTER

 

My preference is to use whatever light is present (or not) and advantage my rig to capture what my eyes see.  Carrying only essentials gives me the opportunity to drift in and out of the light and the shadows - unencumbered...

Unseen

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Road Warrior

Coast to Coast

I have been traveling back and forth across America since I was three years old, long before my photography.  If your budget includes travel expenses, then distance is no issue.  Please use my contact page if my particular style fits your particular plan.

CLASSICALLY TRAINED

I cut my teeth in Classical Music with Festival Creators Jorge & Jin Kim Pena...plus a host of amazing players from all over the world at the Cathedral Basilica in St. Augustine for the St. Augustine Music Festivals 2012, 2014 & 2015.  In between those events, I was fortunate to include Master Classes and Private Lessons with Kenn Gartner, Phd., in San Rapheal, San Francisco, Walnut Creek and Napa.  Bach & Mozart Festivals with the Napa Valley Music Associates.  Scroll down for my video with Feona Lee Jones.  And oh yeah...there was a sweet trip to Carnegie Hall with Piotr Szewczyk Phd. for Florida State University. 

  Dr. Approved   Inspired by a article in The Wall Street Journal regarding the healing power of plants - even in photographs, a Chicago Doctor prescribed North Florida Wild...in Color for his clinic downtown.  The reports and reception have been amazing is no doubt North Florida Wild's finest hour.  It is a honor to know that my art is lending some comfort...a moment of beauty for someone who very much needs it, Doctor Approved and Artist Approved.

Dr. Approved

Inspired by a article in The Wall Street Journal regarding the healing power of plants - even in photographs, a Chicago Doctor prescribed North Florida Wild...in Color for his clinic downtown.  The reports and reception have been amazing is no doubt North Florida Wild's finest hour.  It is a honor to know that my art is lending some comfort...a moment of beauty for someone who very much needs it, Doctor Approved and Artist Approved.

     

 

 

  GRAPHICALLY INCLINED   I was active in Graphic Design before Photography.  The two together have taken me on some thrilling rides.  If you've been to or live in St. Augustine you have probably seen my work riding around town or on the buildings, or menus, or websites or graphics etc.

GRAPHICALLY INCLINED

I was active in Graphic Design before Photography.  The two together have taken me on some thrilling rides.  If you've been to or live in St. Augustine you have probably seen my work riding around town or on the buildings, or menus, or websites or graphics etc.

  LIGHT BENDER   Most people are unaware of the chaos occurring as light smashes, crashes, splashes, spills and then pours down over whatever it wants to for whatever reason it chooses.  I cannot help but witness it with awe.

LIGHT BENDER

Most people are unaware of the chaos occurring as light smashes, crashes, splashes, spills and then pours down over whatever it wants to for whatever reason it chooses.  I cannot help but witness it with awe.

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Full Circle

 

 

What's with all the circles?  In 2017 I was standing by the Dock of the Bay, watching the tide roll away - when the moon sat down on the top of the Bay Bridge.  There it sat and enjoyed a gorgeous the view of the city.  It was very peaceful, far from the 'catastrophic' silliness movies want you to believe might happen.  No, the moon and the bridge got along really well that night.

I have a witness...

Georgia Journeys

Georgia Journeys 2015.  This view into the historic Goodyear Cottage in Jekyll Island, Georgia. 

Posters & Graphic Design

North Florida Wild

One my early poster designs, a small troop of Grassroots Angels plastered these all over St. Augustine and brought a record attendance to my first show in Ponte Vedra, Fl.

 Painted Yoga Goddess  Born from a spontaneous call to art/action...and a little hard work.

Painted Yoga Goddess

Born from a spontaneous call to art/action...and a little hard work.

St. Augustine Music Festival

Often my Photographic energies are captured by my inner Graphic Artist.  Having previously done design work for this great group, this piece was designed first, then commissioned. 

HellasArts Gallery & Studio

My former Gallery & Studio on San Marco Avenue in St. Augustine, Florida.  To prevent scarring the walls, I installed a hanging system that remains in use today.  Though it looks like the expensive systems, it is old school ingenuity plus a hardware store = my budget thanked me.  In addition to serving as a wonderful photography studio and gallery, when 'IN STUDIO' mode, doubled as a Camera Obscura.  See image on the right.

Camera Obscura.  Leonardo da Vinci asked this about it,  "Who would believe that so small a space could contain the image of all the universe?"  The quote goes on to marvel even further.  Imagine that.

 

Check out my son's blistering guitar on the above video.  He has made original music for my shows & exhibitions since North Florida Wild @gtmnerr in 2007.

Full Circle.

Timed exposure on Magnolia...

A lot can happen on the way to a photograph.  See the image here.

Learning still from Dr. Kenn Gartner.  With Tara O'Brien.

With the super talented Feona Lee Jones. 

Power and grace.  Brittney Crosby.