Images of Nature

Artist's Objective

Evoke an emotional response from the viewer by presenting unique photographic interpretations of wilderness scenes emphasizing light and natural design.

Method and Philosophy

As with any artistic endeavor, there is always a trade off: appeal to a larger audience, or satisfy one's own sense of art. My images pursue the second course.

It is difficult to create a simple natural image as nature is complex and obeys few rules. Nonetheless nature does reveal unifying design elements- the opportunity is to recognize them. My images are based upon such natural design elements, illuminated by dramatic light.

My vision is to provide large scale detailed images for decorating large spaces. I have invested in Medium Format camera systems to capture sufficient detail to create large, sharp images- much of my work is exhibited in sizes from 30 x 40 inches to 44 x 60 inches and the sharpness and detail are such that a "third dimension" is palpable.

I find that living and working in the wilderness is a religious experience- perhaps you can sense this through my work. The physical considerations of making photographs of this nature may be daunting. Often a finished image is the result of days of hiking or climbing, with hours or days of waiting for the right light. Investing in photographic art may be another way to "be there".

My images can be found throughout the Bay Area at Medical office buildings, financial institutions, small and large businesses, health clubs, and private homes. My work is represented commercially by Carol A. Dabb Consultants and Suzy R. Locke and Associates, well-known Art Consultancys.  Go here for a news update.  

On Lamarck Col (Sierra crest) at 13,000 feet with 6x7 cm Medium Format Film Camera. On location in Utah with 39 megapixel Medium Format Digital Camera System. Deep in the wilderness in the Utah back country.
Rex on Ridge by Karl Kroeber
In the Paria Wilderness- photo courtesy of my friend Karl Kroeber at www.karlkroeber.com

About Rex Naden

Rex Naden has been a photographer for forty years; he has concentrated on color landscape photography since 1985. His images have been displayed in various shows and exhibits and can be seen in numerous professional office buildings and homes in Silicon Valley. He has retired from a parallel career in the semiconductor business, including positions at Texas Instruments, VLSI Technology, and Atheros (purchased for 3.2B by Qualcomm in 2011). He held the honorary position of Chairman Emeritus at Teknovus, the world leader in fiber-to-the-home chipsets, prior to the sale of the company to Broadcom in 2010.  He holds 14 US and numerous international patents. 

Rex has been a full time professional landscape photographer for several years. He is an assistant teacher at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley. Having a technical background, Rex now directs his interest towards Composition: the refinement of great images based on the sum of their elements. His lecture series "Defining your Vision" highlights how image elements can become weakeners or strengtheners. 

Rex is a long-time assistant and protégé of well-known landscape photographer Charles CramerCharles' work may be seen in high-profile locations throughout the world and he is well known as THE teacher for professional fine art photographers. See training info for courses taught with Charles Cramer at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite Valley and in Silicon Valley.

Rex has exhibited at the Los Gatos Art Museum in Los Gatos, CA, Filoli Gardens in Woodside, CA, Viewpoint Gallery in Sacramento, CA, and at Courtside Club in Los Gatos, CA. His work is included in the permanent collections at Filoli and Courside Club.

To obtain more information please contact Rex Naden by e-mail at rex@rexnaden.com or by phone at (408) 761 1934.

Evolving Medium-Format Technology

Prior to 2007 my images were captured with a 6x7 cm film camera. The film was Fuji Velvia. The images were scanned to a native dimension of approximately 60 million pixels. Images can be prepared to order from 8.5 x 11 to 40 x 55 inches. Finished images are prepared using archival materials and methods, so that those investing in this fine art can be assured it will retain its luster for many decades. After 2007, images have been captured with a 38 million pixel medium format digital camera system; based upon the technical capability of this system, it will produce high-quality prints up to 44 x 60 inches. The images are all printed in-house using the latest 12-ink pigment-based printer which is capable of printing 44-inch paper or canvas rolls.  Also see framing recommendations.

Pricing and Availability

For information please send an email inquiry to rex@rexnaden.com. 

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