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


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).

IPA – International Photography Awards


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PRESS RELEASE

                    IPA One Shot Themed Photo Competition: Winners Announced!

The International Photography Awards (IPA) has just concluded our special single-image photography competition centered on the theme Harmony, and we want to congratulate Rich Smukler of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida who was awarded Honorable Mention for his image “At Rest” in the category of Nature.

IPA received thousands of superb entries from all around the world and our illustrious Jury reviewed each submission based on originality, creativity, excellence of execution, and overall impact.

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).

Juno Pier


untitled-9920Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike. John Muir- The Yosemite (1912).

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).

International Photography of the Year (honorable mention in Nature:Landscape


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“This grand show is eternal. It is always sunrise somewhere; the dew is never dried all at once; a shower is forever falling; vapor is ever rising. Eternal sunrise, eternal dawn and gloaming, on sea and continents and islands, each in its turn, as the round earth rolls.” John Muir

An amazing week in Yosemite led to this lead image (one of six) to be honored by IPOTY.

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).