Dennis Sabo is an internationally honored photographer specializing in contemporary abstract, landscape, and seascape photography. His award-winning work has appeared in various publications, among them Canon, NOVA, PBS, Blue Planet, Portfolio Magazine (Feature story-May 2018) and the Anthology of Appalachian Photographers.
Today light, color and shapes play pivotal roles in Dennis’s photography as does the actual medium he has chosen most often to display his work, Metal Prints. Dennis Sabo’s stunning photography of the natural world captures light and its effect on the landscape. His fine art natural world abstracts and landscapes is often sought out by home decor and interior designers and has been included in solo and group art gallery exhibitions, commercial installations and private home collections throughout the United States and internationally.
Says Dennis, “When I capture an image it is my hope that it evokes an emotional experience for the viewer. Perhaps it is how the subject is bathed in light, perhaps it is the lines of the subject that draws you in, or simply it is an image that you enjoy viewing. My interest is in the natural details; how the environment on a particular day, in a particular light, and at a particular moment in time correlates to my personal vision and interpretation of nature. ”
The urban environment allows me a wide birth for my photography. As a pedestrian walking the streets, I love the challenge of seeking images that can visually tell a unique narrative of a city’s heart and soul. Everyday life, which can appear mundane, can also be engaging, amusing, and edifying. A city’s energy and randomness of its people, its diverse culture, aesthetics and design all work together to create a visual story of a place and time. In my travels and at home, I love to wander like a stray dog, knowing that something new is waiting to be discovered around every corner, in every city.
Within every city block there are windows with unique reflections. Created within their layered imagery is a surrealism that lies beneath the surface. A double exposure illusion where the reflection becomes the reality, suggesting that nothing is ever what it appears to be. These portrayals shake up our visual muscles allowing us to see the unusual in the usual. I am drawn to reflection and juxtaposition. Since childhood, I’ve had a penchant for mysteries and puzzles. Often in my work, I will patiently wait for a passerby to merge into the reflection. Each hidden component adds a touch of mystery that only becomes apparent to those that take the time to look more deeply.
Professional Photographers of East Tennessee
Arts & Culture Alliance
League of Scruffy Photographers
To me photography is about connecting with nature and sharing all that it has to offer through the images it allows me to create. Like so many other people I have always been drawn to the Smoky Mountains. Even as a child I was moved by their natural beauty, unique landscape and incredible biodiversity. Now that these mountains are my home, I have come to understand and appreciate them even more. They continue to inspire me season after season – year after year.My hope is that the images and information I share will encourage you to take the time to visit new places and gain a better understanding of nature. I hope you will begin to look a little closer and make a connection with the natural world around you. And that you will be inspired to create more photographs to share with and inspirit others.I hope the understanding and connection you make with nature will lead to an awareness of your responsibility to protect our environment. And that you along with the others you have inspired will take part in the conservation of our planets natural habitats.
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In 1997 I retired from the automotive industry and moved from Michigan to Knoxville, Tennessee and began my career as an artist. Recently, my interests have expanded to exploring new methods in photography and digital imaging. My art has evolved from traditional photography work to using digital elements and techniques.
I start with an image and use techniques such as digital brush work, color manipulation, layering and other methods, to create integrated Photo Illustration effects. My work can be seen locally at The Art Market Gallery and The Knoxville Museum of Art. I have taken classes at Pellissippi State Community College and Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Most of my training has been self-directed and I have been inspired by the works of many regional artists.
I also have a line of card that feature many of the local buildings and business around Knoxville. I am a former member the Foothills Craft Guild, ETACA and former Board of the Tennessee Association of Craft Artists. My work has bin shown in galleries in Tennessee and North Carolina.
None of the work is for sale or in the Art Market Gallery
With a background in photojournalism, Synthia Clark is an award-winning photographer based in Knoxville, Tennessee with a focus towards what she calls “the little things.” To Synthia, these are the obscure, usually unnoticed details all around us. When she isn’t working at the University of Tennessee, she displays her work in various outlets and enters photo competitions. From tree bark in her hometown of Rockwood, Tennessee to faded graffiti in the alleys of Bergen, Norway, Synthia has traveled to parts of the world photographing the minute details she has a passion for.
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