Dennis W. Felty
As a photographer, I see my responsibility
as telling a compelling story about the
pilots, and aircraft that are the subject of the project. This work is in the
tradition of the great photojournalists that have used their artistic ability to document and interpret events,
our environment and people with the unique
sensibility that only the camera can capture. The role of the
aviation photographer is to tell the story of the
people and machines and the joy of the flight experience.
It is important that a photojournalistic style is also artistic. I have extensive experience as a fine art photographer including formal studio work and classic portraiture. I will draw on all of these skills to create compelling images that will tell the essential story of your project.
My artistic vision draws on
the great tradition of the photo-essay. Artistic vision is a central concept
because it integrates compelling visual beauty with the documentary perspective of the
photo-essay. Within the vision of the photo-essay, the completed work
tells a visual story which is
greater than the individual images. I strive to use my artistic vision to
see, to capture and to tell the story of the aircraft and its
beauty of form and design. The images become a work of
art that is a permanent record of this very creative and interpretive artistic process.
I have been a fine art photographer all my adult life, however, I only accept a limited number of commissions each year. I approach each commission as a very serious commitment and bring my full creativity as an aviation photographer and artist to the project.
I am a pilot with a commercial, multi engine rating with instrument qualification and over 2200 hours of flight time including extensive military and formation experience. I had the privilege to serve in the US Air force and Pennsylvania Air National Guard for 13 years; flying T-38s, Super Constellations (C-121s) and C-130s. My father flew B-17s in the Second World War and was shot down on his 22nd mission and served two years as a prisoner of war. His story can be accessed by clicking here. I am very interested in working with non profit aviation museums.
Please take a look at the images on exhibit on this web site. If they resonate with your own artistic vision please give me a call and we can talk further about the possibility of working together.
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