Welcome to the galleries of my creative photography, as have been informed by my early career studies with Minor White and Nicholas Hlobeczy, as well as, my lifelong engagement with The Work of GI Gurdjieff. The works in these galleries are the expression of search for presence in my subjects, in me- the photographer, in the photographs that emerge and from my audience.
These images represent my passion for the photographic process in fine art.
The format of this portal is meant to be informal and dynamic. I welcome your response to the work, as well as inquiries for purchase.
I also welcome inquiries for individual image use in media for advertising and editorial purposes.
Since 1971 my work has appeared in numerous one person and group exhibitions. I am represented in many corporate and individual collections, and have received citations and awards periodically. I teach advanced black and white, color and digital photography at the Case Western Reserve University Art Studios. In 2011, I was inducted into the American Advertising Federation Hall of Fame. My photographic monograph- The Lake View Cemetery: Photographs from Cleveland’s Historic Landmark , from the University of Akron Press, and can be purchased here.
I am principal + photographer at Taxel Creative , where I specialize in creative photography for graphic designers, advertising agencies, corporations, architects, magazines and institutions.
I began working with students while still in college. Shortly after graduating from CWRU, I began teaching (part time instructor) at the Case Western Reserve University Art Studios, until 1985. I’ve returned to The Art Studios (2010) and continue teaching there (adjunct) to present. Additionally, since 2002, I’ve been working closely to student interns in my photography studio each semester.
Taxel Portrait by Sarah Coulter.