Gene is an international award-winning artist, recently included as #17 in One Eyeland's 100 Top Photographers In The World for 2022. He has also been rated the #1 travel photographer and the #2 landscape photographer in the USA for 2022. His work has been exhibited in international art fairs and in galleries in London.
Gene has traveled extensively in Europe, Iceland, and The Great American West, now shooting almost exclusively with a Phase One XT medium-format technical camera. His latest works are informed by the paintings of Edward Hopper. Gene considers himself primarily a storyteller, using the subtle interplay of shadow, pattern, and detail to create a sense of mystery, perhaps even foreboding. From time to time, he teaches an 8-week course, “The Photographer’s Eye,” on how to see and think creatively.
Gene and his wife live in the rugged Central Texas Hill Country with their two Labrador Retrievers, whom he often refers to as “The Unruly Beasts.”
The world is filled with textures and details. This is where I find my inspiration. I want you to feel what I experienced, to wipe the sea spray from your face, to pick the thorns from your jeans, to brush the sand from your feet. I spend many hours capturing these images, and even more countless hours perfecting them in post-production. My desire is to capture the undiluted strength, emotional intensity, and calmness coupled with the immense sense of freedom that is found in the world around us. It also presents a challenge.
Every detail can add to the magic. Every detail can take away from the impact. Every detail matters. Every detail is special. This means that even if you are using the very best computer screen on the market, some of the magic is lost. Here is my promise to you. When you see my artwork in person for the first time, your breath WILL be taken away. Or I will give you a full refund.