The Canadian Nature Photographer - Photography of Dennis Sabo
A Pond Kalidoscope
Why did you get started in photography?
Photography for me has been a constant progression of personal and professional growth throughout the years. The journey to me is more important than the “why” as my photographic career basically spans my entire adult life.
Alone at Last
After minoring in photography in college, I built a career in underwater photography while owning a marketing company for the promotion of scuba resorts and lived aboard yachts throughout the world. From there my career continued in the newspaper world shooting anything from college sports to lifestyle projects to NASA rocket launches.
My career shifted over to fine art photography in 2004 during a trip to Africa where my vocational passion for photography changed and a light bulb went off. We went during the springtime floods of the Okavango and during that period the colors, textures, and patterns of this aquatic marshland was like a Garden of Eden. It was in Africa that I started playing with color, light, form, and texture.
What keeps you inspired?
Happiness is the beginning point to the fuel which is your own inspiration. If you are happy you will be inspired and your body of work will benefit. I have the honor of seeing my work being loved by collectors each and every day. That makes me happy!
Style of Photography
I challenge myself to capture common subjects that are often overlooked and then refine the photograph into an interpretive collage of color, motion, and textures. With a global community very much focused on environmental impact and fragile ecosystems, my artwork captures natural images and color with a perspective people easily miss.
Waves of Grain
Describe your Personal Brand
Today light, color and shapes play pivotal roles in my photography. My photographic work today is known for transforming an image into something the viewer can connect with emotionally. Perhaps it is how the subject is bathed in light, perhaps it is the lines of the subject that draws you in, or simply it is an image that the collector enjoys viewing. My interest is in the natural details; how the environment on a particular day, in a particular light, and at a particular moment in time correlates to my personal vision and interpretation of nature.
Holding onto Autumn
Something you want your customers to know
I work very hard to capture the light, motion, and textures of nature. I want my final photograph to put a smile on your face, instill an emotional reaction, or have you keep coming back and saying “Wow; Look at that! It’s my hope that I accomplish this more times than not.
Sea and Sand
Sabo at the Beach
Dennis is considered to be a master at transforming an image into something the viewer can connect with emotionally. His stunning photography of the natural world captures light and its effect on the landscape. Today light, color and shapes play pivotal roles in Dennis’s photography. Nature while at the forefront of his work Dennis intentionally photographs natural world scenes and abstract subjects so that images are created and enhanced when viewed unique to conventional photography.
Left: Autumn Fireworks and Right: Leafing Impressions
“Color and Light” while at the fore front of his photography is not his only conscious art play. Most of his nature imagery is a microcosm of a subject be it an ocean beach, a marsh pond, a pond reflection, etc so that folks emotionally relate to the art work regardless if they are from Vancouver, Arizona, Maine, Florida, or Tennessee.
Says Dennis, “My photographic goal is to evoke an emotional experience for the viewer. Perhaps it is how the subject is bathed in light, perhaps it is the lines of the subject that draws you in, or simply it is an image that you enjoy viewing. My interest is in the natural details; how the environment on a particular day, in a particular light, and at a particular moment in time correlates to my personal vision and interpretation of nature. “