Rik Paul

I think that photographic art starts with a scene that stirs something deep within your soul; a feeling that you instinctively want to share with others. Whether it's the simple play of evening light on a lone tree, the gathering clouds before a summer storm, or the wide-eyed faces of wondering children in another land, these moments stop me in my tracks, and can bring an inner stillness that I want to convey. Then, by relying on the right equipment and years of experience, I attempt to "capture" that scene. And work with it--sometimes over and over--until the final photograph comes as close as possible to communicating the complex allure of that initial response.

I have done professional photography for more than 40 years--mainly revolving around travel, adventure, and cars--but my passion is the personal fine-art photography I'm lucky enough to show here.

In addition to photography, I've spent the last 25 years as a writer/editor for Consumer Reports, Motor Trend, and Wirecutter, a NY Times Co. website.

Visit Rik's Website: http://www.rik-paul.com
Email Rik at: RikPaulPhotos@gmail.com

Evening flight. (Congers Lake Memorial Park)Reflections at twilight. (Congers Lake Memorial Park)Autumn canopy. (Hook Mountain State Park)Morning clearing. (Bear Mountain Bridge)
Early departure.Winter sculpture. (Kennedy-Dells County Park)Patience. (Congers Lake Memorial Park)Hudson view. (Bear Mountain Bridge)Winter berries in ice.
Reeds in the wind. (Harriman State Park)Evening glow. (Harriman State Park)Autumn glow. (Harriman State Park)Celebration on the Hudson. (Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge)All is quiet.
Egret in flight.Family outing.Early snow.White on white. (High Tor Mountain)Standing tall (Eleanor Burlingham Tree Nursery)