Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, Milan


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Only steps from the Duomo you will find this magnificent mall, a glass and iron covered gallery. Breathtaking

!Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can acquire his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

The Duomo Cathedral of Milan – A Coney Island of the Mind


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“In Milan, in spite of weariness, we climbed up to the roof of the Duomo and there amused ourselves with the fine population of figures of that eye-catching marble garden”

Hermann Hesse, 1903

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can acquire his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

The Duomo Cathedral of Milan


untitled--6 copyHenry James : “A structure not supremely interesting, not logical, not … commandingly beautiful, but grandly curious and superbly rich. … If it had no other distinction it would still have that of impressive, immeasurable achievement … a supreme embodiment of vigorous effort.”

It is so complex so as to confuse. But, when viewed on a broader level, an appreciation of this structure keeps producing wonder. If you plan on visiting, get there early before the crowds and seek access to the elevator that will take you to the top. The interior doesn’t compete with some other cathedrals, but the exterior is insanely intricate and magnificent. Its very complexity creates a photographic puzzle which is extremely difficult to capture. When in Milan, give yourself several hours to enjoy.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can acquire his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Fine Art Photography Awards 2018


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PRESS RELEASE

4/27/2018

This year’s FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS is pleased to nominate Rich Smukler of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida as a nominee is the category of Abstract for his image entitled “WIRED”.  According to Smukler, this piece is a closeup of the Freedom Tower, also known as One World Trade Center,  located in lower Manhattan, New York City,  which now sits where the Twin Towers once dominated.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can acquire his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop


untitled-9307 copyWhen we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
Travels in Alaska by John Muir, 1915.

Waiting for the early morning sunrise in Stuart, Florida, I absorbed the quiet, the dark and serenity. Not yet having enjoyed my morning coffee, I was over-washed with a sense deep-breathed clarity.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can acquire his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Early Morn in Stuart Florida


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The stunning quiet of the early morning on the water never loses its lure.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Coffee Mountain debuts at 2017 IPA


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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

International Photography Awards Announces Winners of the 2017 Competition!

This year, The International Photography Awards received 14259 of submissions from over 165 countries, and is pleased to declare that Rich Smukler was awarded Honorable Mention in Fine Art – Landscape for the winning entry Coffee Mountain.

ABOUT Rich Smukler
Rich Smukler has blended his life-long passion for art and photography. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. While his cutting edge passion for graphic design has earned him accolades and awards for innovative style, his genre as a fine art photographer encompasses photo-realism to abstract graphic design. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

About the International Photography Awards
The International Photography Awards conducts an annual competition for professional, non-professional, and student photographers on a global scale, creating one of the most ambitious and comprehensive competitions in the photography world today. Each year, the International Photography Awards (IPA) invites passionate photographers, to compete for the title of Photographer of the Year, Discovery of the Year and Deeper Perspective Photographer of the Year. A board of esteemed professionals in the field juries the competition: curators, photo editors, gallery owners, art directors, and other luminaries from the international photography community. logo

MORNING TOUCH to Exhibit at The Von Liebig Art Center in Naples, Florida


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Preview Reception: March 2, 2018 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (reception and awards presentation)

Date: March 2 – April 16, 2016
Location: The von Liebig Art Center

The fine art exhibition will be installed on the ground floor and second level of The von Liebig Art Center in six galleries and will be on view from February 24 through March 25, 2018 . The von Liebig Art Center is located in Naples, Florida at 585 Park Street in the heart of the 5th Avenue South shopping, dining and arts district. The Naples Art Association’s Founders Exhibitions are a long-held tradition honoring the founding members of the Naples Art Association. The exhibition will feature recent work in all media by Naples Art Association members.

“Morning Touch” is part of a photographic essay of Yosemite National Park which can be seen in full on Rich Smukler’s website at www.richsmuklerphoto.com. Rich specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Opening at Stewart Fine Art in Boca


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Hope to see you there! For further information, please feel free to contact me or The Stewart Gallery directly. 5501 N. Federal Hwy., Boca Raton, Fl 33487, 561-995-2760.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

  

        

Stewart· Stewart Fine Art · Stewart Fine Ar1 N Fede SuiteBoca Raton, FL 33487 • Phone: 561-995-

Hats Off!


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My Hat is off to all of you have followed my blog all these years; commented, participated, agreed, disagreed, and otherwise made this endeavor so enjoyable! Here is hoping for a healthy and creative 2018. Please keep your comments coming!!!!!!

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Another Gift from Mother Nature


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Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Stewart Fine Art Gallery exhibits Smukler Photography


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Stewart Fine Art Gallery is now proudly representing the works of Rich Smukler Photography. Several major pieces of Smukler’s work are currently on exhibit. For any questions about gallery hours, pricing, etc., contact

Sonny Stewart
Stewart Fine Art
5501 N. Federal Hwy #3
Boca Raton, FL 33487
561-995-2760

 

Stewart Fine Art is a contemporary art gallery, owned and operated by Sonny Stewart. The gallery has a focus on contemporary art and exhibits a mix of artists in all disciplines and levels exhibiting Paintings, Photography, Ceramics and Sculptures. Stewart Fine Art represents a full range of perspectives consisting of Figurative, Abstract, Representational, Conceptual, Minimalism, Realism and POP ART.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

 

Elvis is in the House!


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Early morning fog provides an amazing photographic opportunity!

If not Elvis, then perhaps Jimmy Hoffa! Nevertheless, you never know when a great opportunity might strike, so keep that camera charged and ready to go. A totally unexpected, early morning fog provided this wonderful possibility.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Washed Up!


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Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Wired


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A closeup of the facade of the Freedom Tower provides a fascinating design challenge, a playful combination of design, light and shadow.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Black & White Spider Awards 2017: Rich Smukler honored


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

LOS ANGELES (11/19/17) – photographer Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 12th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of Nature for three of his images at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow streamed Saturday, October 14, 2017.

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Meadow Morn – Yosemite National Park – United States National Park Photography – Black and White Landscape Photography

The live online gala was attended by over 11,000 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography. 12th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from The Armory Show, New York; Christie’s, London; McCann, Singapore; GQ, New York; Hot Docs Film Festival, Toronto; Y&R, Malaysia; Sharon Calahan, Pixar Animation Studios, Emeryville; Bloomsbury Auctions, London; and Donald Schneider Studios, Berlin who honored Spider Fellows with coveted title awards in 31 categories.

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. http://www.thespiderawards.com.

Glacial Silt runoff from Davidson Glacier, Alaska

Bejeweled

 

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

 

LandEscape Art Review features Rich Smukler


I am very proud to share this with you. For me, a wonderful way to start the new year. As always, I remain excited to share any questions or comments that you might have. Are there any images in the article that move you? And thank you all for following my work. It means a lot to me.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Meadow Morn – Yosemite


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Meadow Morn – Yosemite National Park – United States National Park Photography – Black and White Landscape Photography

As the sun  starts to peak over the mountains of Yosemite and into the meadows below, the magic show begins! The glow begins to spread and summons a new day.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

First Glow at Yosemite


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First Glow at Yosemite National Park

If you haven’t updated your bucket list lately, Yosemite National Park is a must. I recently spent a week at this magnificent location and remain in awe. This Black and White image was taken from one of Yosemite’s meadows as dawn began to peak on the monolith above.

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).

Rich Smukler Honored by 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards


Outside Bishop, California with the Inyo National Forest mirrored in the distance

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

11TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS RICH SMUKLER  FROM THE UNITED STATES IN THE STILL LIFE CATEGORY

LOS ANGELES 11/5/2016  Photographer Rich Smukler of the United States was presented with the 11th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the category of Still Life at a prestigious Nomination & Winners PhotoShow webcast Saturday, November 5, 2016.

The live online gala was attended by over 10,500 photography fans around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the industry’s most important event for black and white photography.

11th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from National Geographic, Washington DC; The Armory Show, New York; TBWA, Paris; Victoria Film Festival, Canada; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; Studio Hansa, London; Fratelli Alinari, Florence; Australian Centre for Photography; Young & Rubicam, Lima; and Anthem Worldwide/Marque Branding, Sydney who honored Spider Fellows with 627 coveted title awards and 951 nominees in 31 categories.

“It is an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 7,556 entries we received this year,” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “Smukler’s “Retread,” an exceptional image entered in the Still Life category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present him with the title of Nominee.” Jury member Paola Anselmi, interdisciplinary curator and arts writer in Australia added, “As always it was a real treat to be part of the program. Congratulations to all involved and to all the remarkable photographers who gift us new insights into the world and ourselves.” “A truly amazing set of entries, so many deserving winners,” added Marcel Wijnen, Creative Director at Anthem Worldwide.

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. http://www.thespiderawards.com

Rich Smukler specializes in Landscape and Fine-Art Photography from his studio in South Florida. His works have been featured in numerous museums, galleries and private collections internationally. You can see more of his works at http://www.richsmuklerphoto.com. (Kick back and stay awhile).