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Portrait or Personal Image - Paul  Conlan

Artist's Statement & Bio
Paul Conlan is a fine art photographer whose work ranges from “street photography” and the urban landscape to the small towns and back roads of the rural South. His passion is to record unique scenes from urban and rural life as they naturally unfold. His thought-provoking color photographs often reveal the compelling interplay between people, places and objects that occurs at decisive moments. Many are taken reflexively, while more time is available to capture others. Few are ever posed. The carefully chosen names of his photographs offer additional insights into his vision.

Paul was born in Miami, Florida and grew up exploring its city streets, the shipyards along the Miami River, and the undeveloped shores of Biscayne Bay. His love of photography originated with his father whom he once “accused” of photographing every egret and blue heron in South Florida… at least twice. After graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Aerospace Engineering, Paul studied art with Faye Gold and photography at the Atlanta College of Art. For years he worked with black and white photography, processing film and printing in his own dark room. In 1996 he moved from film to digital color photography, which he does exclusively today.

Paul is an active member of the Roswell Photographic Society where he was named Overall Photographer of the Year for 2006 and 2007 and Digital Photographer of the Year for 2005 - 2008. He is also active with the Atlanta Photography Group where his work is often included in shows at the Tula Arts Center. His work has been exhibited at shows throughout the South and is included in public and private collections. Paul also speaks regularly to art/photography groups on his “brand” of photography, illustrating his techniques with many examples of his work.

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