All About Photo Awards 2019

Mitch Dobrowner

American Photographer
From www.mitchdobrowner.com
Growing up on Long Island (Bethpage), NY – I felt lost in my late teens. Worried about my future direction in life, my father gave me an old Argus rangefinder to fool around with. Little did he realize what an important gesture that would turn out to be for me. After doing some research and seeing the images of Minor White and Ansel Adams I quickly became addicted to photography. To make a long story short, I left home at 21, quitting my job, leaving my friends and family to see the American Southwest for myself. In California I eventually met my wife, and together we had 3 children, and created our own design studio - and the tasks of running a business and raising a family took a priority to Photography. During that time I stopped taking pictures. Years later, in early 2005, inspired by my wife, children and friends - I again picked up my cameras. Today I see myself on a passionate mission to make up for years of lost time - creating images that help evoke how I see our wonderful planet. I feel that I owe much to the great photographers of the past, especially Ansel Adams, for their dedication to the craft and for inspiring me in my late teens. Though I have never met them, their inspiration helped me determine the course my life would take.

Represented by:
Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe NM
Iris Gallery, Boston MA
GADCOLLECTION, Paris France
Catherine Couturier Gallery, Houston TX
Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA
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Mitch Dobrowner: Storms
Author: Mitch Dobrowner
Publisher: Aperture
Year: 2013 - Pages: 96
Mitch Dobrowner has been chasing storms since 2009, traveling throughout Western and Midwestern America to capture nature in its full fury. Making photographs in the tradition of Ansel Adams, to the highest standard of craftsmanship, Dobrowner creates extraordinary black-and-white images of monsoons, tornados and massive thunderstorms conjure awe and wonder. As Dobrowner states in the book's afterword, "I experience storms as living beings, organic things, both rational and unpredictable in the way they look, how they move, grow and die. Every storm is different; each has a unique character. My job is to capture a 'portrait' of each storm I encounter, an image that does each one justice as if the storm was a person." Dobrowner's photographs been published widely by magazines, including National Geographic, Time and the Los Angeles Times. They are introduced here by Gretel Ehrlich, the American travel writer and poet, who creates her own images, in words, that evoke the stormy spirit of the American West.
 
Mitch Dobrowner: The Prophecies of William Blake
Author: Mitch Dobrowner
Publisher: 21st Editions
Edition: 39 copies
12 signed platinum prints,of which 3 are loose, each approximately 13 1/2 x 17 inches
Oversized, oblong 16 x 20 inches
Handcrafted in New England
 
Mitch Dobrowner: Prism Series Book #2
Author: Mitch Dobrowner
Publisher: 21st Editions
Edition: 280 copies
Includes one of three loose silver-gelatin contact prints, each in an edition of 70 copies
64 duo-tone plates
Soft-bound with handmade Twinrocker paper 12 1/2 x 12 1/2 inches
Handcrafted in New England
 
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