Fine art prints of Tony Hertz’s work has been exhibited with Yosemite Renaissance; Photokina, Espace Dupon, Paris, France; Bratislava, Slovakia; Worldwide Art Los Angeles; von Liebig Art Center, Naples, Fl., Carnegie Arts Center; Liverpool One Gallery and Somerset House, London, UK; San Diego Natural History Museum; East End Arts’ National Show; Long Island, NY and the Farmani Gallery, Santa Monica, CA.
He’s been recognized with top awards for his landscape photographs in the Sony World Photography Awards, International Photography Awards, PX3 (France), Camera USA, Black and White Spider and many more. His work has been published widely, including Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Photographer’s Forum, Silvershotz and Black and White Magazines.
Tony Hertz has over 35 years of professional photography experience with 10 years of it as a daily newspaper photographer. He’s photographed U.S. Presidents, the Queen of England, Pope Paul, celebrities, musicians, famous sports figures and covered major news and community events.
While working as a photojournalist it helped refine his compositional instincts. Then he turned to focus mainly on landscape and nature subjects for personal and fine art photography work.
Major magazines and newspapers his general photography work has been published in: Time Magazine, Los Angeles Times, New York Times Magazine, USA Today, National Geographic WORLD, Sunset Magazine, New York Times, Chicago Tribune, San Francisco Chronicle and the Christian Science Monitor.
He’s also worked with major industrial and advertising clients ranging from the Cotton Board and Zenith Watches.
Tony divides his time shooting in the field, editing images and working as an adjunct photography instructor teaching traditional darkroom photography and digital photography in the Cuesta College Fine Arts Department in San Luis Obispo, CA.
My intention is to photograph what is felt and not often seen. I enjoy capturing moments that evoke mystery, mood and beauty and sharing them with you.
I appreciate black and white’s simplicity of form and light. The challenge and discovery in making simple compositional elements in black and white (and color) deepen my personal meanings to nature.
I now use a 4X5 / 8X10 aspect ratio when composing my work. I feel this facet lends to a more fluid balance and increases compositional opportunities when arranging vertical and horizontal scenes.