Beyond The Fine Art
I am a professional landscape photographer based in Southern California. My passion for landscape photography begins with my love for travel. For the last 31 years, I have had the pleasure of traveling to a many places - from remote areas of the Korean countryside to Western and Northeastern American regions. Throughout all my journeys, I made sure to carry my Nikon F3 camera and 50 mm standard lens to capture unique moments at any time and place. Today, I enjoy using my large format film camera -< 8x10, 4x5, 617 format >- with Schneider lenses along with my hi-res digital cameras.
I studied fine art photography at the Art Institute of Boston, Lesley University. I also studied Korean literature at Dongguk University in South Korea focusing on Korean poetry.
What I love most about my art is that it enables me to feel and express emotions evoked from nature.
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Education: The Art Inst. of Boston & Mass. college of arts 1994 ~ 1998
- study under Christopher James, Jesecca Ferguson, Jane D. Marsching, Bruce Kinch, Jane Tuckerman,
major in fine art photography & art history
Dongguk Univ. 1986 ~ 1993 - major in Korean literature & language
private study under Kimilchang, Kiminsik, Baekseungbong, Choiminsik - photography professor & fineart photographer in South Korea 1986~1993
Landscape & Fine art photographer since 1986 ~ present
Owner at Benedict Fine art photography 2009 ~ present
Head photographer & owner at Photoday studio 2007 ~ 2008
Head photographer & owner at Pixmind photography 2002 ~ 2006
Freelance photographer in Los Angeles 1998 ~ 2001 - lab technician at digital custom photo lab in Santa Monica 1999 ~ 2002
Teacher assistant of Jane Duncan Marsching at AIB 1998
Winner of Sony camera photo contest 2008
Winner of New England photography student contest 1997
Winner of scholarship competition at AIB 1996
Dean's list at AIB 1996 ~ 1997
Winner of national college student photo contest 1987, 1988
professional knowledge of 35mm format camera, medium format camera, large format camera and digital camera, commercial photography and studio lighting, photoshop work, computer graphic design & typography, etc
1 time solo photo exhibition in Los Angeles, CA 2017
2 times solo photo exhibition in Tacoma and Seattle, WA 2012
1 time solo photo exhibition in Los Angeles, CA 2011
5 times group photo exhibitions in Los Angeles and San Diego, CA 2006 ~ 2008
1 time solo photo exhibition in Glendale, CA 2005
7 times group photo exhibitions in Boston, MA 1994 ~ 1998
1 time solo photo exhibition in Boston 1996 over 10 times group photo exhibitions in South Korea 1986 ~ 1992
1 time juried photo exhibition in Boston, MA 1997
Lady Joongang (monthly megazine)- "Yang Heekwan's Angle Sanchaek" (since March, 2012)