Putting pictures in the spotlight
ONE PICTURE, WELL COMPOSED AT THE right moment, with the light placed just where it should be; it arouses in us the most fundamental of human understanding. Awe. Wonder. Love. Happiness. They are all concepts too intricate and indescribable for language. But there, in that one image, we understand what’s being said.
Today, all of us walk around armed with cameras. In this way, ours is the most documented society in the history of mankind. While anyone can point and click, we’re glad to say professional photographers still exist in this 21st century — artists and craftsmen with the right tools, the technical understanding of lumens and f-stops, and most importantly,antly, the ineffable artist’s eye. This week, we’re honorinest honoring some of the finest photographers in Florida. Since one picture is worth a thousand words,s, we feel no need to apologize that thiss week in place of the story we usuallyally offer you to read on our cover, we’veve given you something someply else — simply some of the best photography for you to enjoy, share and maybe even pin up.
Palm Beach photographer Adam Baron captured this beautiful green damselfly. AdamBaronPhoto.com
The girl in the water is “Justine” by Naples photographer Peggy Farren. naplesportraits.com
“One Eye’d Dave” Newcomb, a shrimper for 30 years, shot by Bonita Springs photographer Brian Tietz who specializes in commercial, editorial and lifestyle photography. briantietz.com
Naples photographer Darren Maslach shot “The Leap” when model Tory Rodriguez, a cheerleader for the Houston Dynamo Soccer Team, performed about 20 different gymnastic leaps, barefoot on a concrete roof. thedudewith thecamera.net
Photographer Anna Nguyen of Zee Anna Photography captured “Down Under.”
Naples photographer Michelle Tricca shot “Boys will be boys” and focuses on terms of endearment in her work, capturing chemistry, playfulness and love. michelletricca.com
Fort Myers photographer Mike Kiniry shot “Chalk Artists,” featuring his daughter and her friend. mikekiniry.com
Fort Myers photojournalist Garth Francis has been shooting in SWFL since 1984. Here in this shot he got a little lost in the clouds. garthfrancis.com
Charlotte County photographer Spencer Pullen took six hours to get this photo of fruit slices in the water just right. After shooting more than 100 attempts, he got this one. spencerpullen.com
A creative portrait series of SWFL professionals by Mila Bridger of David Acevedo, managing artist and co-founder of The Union Artists Studio. milabridger.com
Fort Myers Beach photographer Vandy Major captured this bird at the Everglades Wonder Gardens. It ran in Florida Weekly’s Destination Guide. photosbyvandy.com
Jeremy L. Bullard of Snipershotz Photography captured some nightlife and bartender Jade Skipper of Celsius Nightclub in downtown Fort Myers. facebook.com/ Snpershotz