ELLIOTT BLOCK

I began taking photographs with a simple Kodak film camera and developing them myself in elementary school. My enjoyment of photography has increased as camera, lens, computer technology and printing have vastly improved and I have been able to capture the obvious and hidden beauty in my surroundings. Starting in 2002, I have spent more time photographing birds, flowers, and architectural and engineering details.

I look for an artistic, unique view. I look to find special attributes that define the beauty and character of the birds and flowers that I see in Florida and my travels. I seek to find tangible architectural and engineering objects that were designed for their utility, and transform them into something beautiful and meaningful. I find an aspect of a structure that exhibits a distinctive characteristic; especially if it is an item that has been seen many times before in a more standard way. I photograph some component that might not be apparent to someone who doesn’t separate the detail from the larger structure. I strive to find a part of the bird, flower, equipment or building that I can preserve in my photograph that may not be appreciated or even survive in its current surroundings.

Some of the photographs shown here have been accepted and exhibited in juried shows in Florida, including the Palm Beach International Airport and the Nathan D. Rosen Biennial Juried Art Competition and Exhibition:

"Mostly Tropical", solo exhibition, Spanish River Branch, Boca Raton Public Library, Boca Raton, Florida, January - February 2017.

"Florida Flora and Fauna - The River of Grass and Beyond". The Box Gallery, West Palm Beach, Florida, September - October 2016.

"Photography 2016 Exhibit" at Art On Park, Lake Park, Florida, August - September 2016.

"The Best of the Best Exhibit 2016" at Art on Park, Lake Park, Florida, January - February 2016.

"Art at the Airport" juried show at Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida, December 2015 - April 2016.

"Art at the Airport" juried show at Palm Beach International Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida, July - December 8, 2015.

Exhibition, Solo Photographer, Sugar Sand Park Community Center, Boca Raton, Florida, January - February 2015.

"Art 2012", Nathan D. Rosen Biennial Juried Art Competition and Show, Boca Raton, Florida, March - April 2012.

Solo Exhibit, Daggerwing Nature Center, Boca Raton, Florida, "Everglades Birds", November 2010.

"Art 2010", Nathan D. Rosen Biennial Juried Art Competition and Show, Boca Raton, Florida, March - April 2010.

"Reflections and Refractions", Palm Beach County Art in Public Places, at Palm Beach Airport, West Palm Beach, Florida, March - June 2007. Photo was used for invitation post card.

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