Richard Seeley Photography - Wildlife and Wild Places - Resume

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Artists Statement

Exploring wild places and searching for wildlife has taken me far and wide. Photographing wildlife at a unique moment in a stunning scenic setting is the challenge. Creating an image that invokes an emotional response in the eyes of the viewer is an exciting adventure and my ultimate goal.



Resume

My photography passion started in September 2002 when I sold my first photograph at a photo exhibit in Rockport, MA. The excitement of producing a work of art that someone wanted to add to their art collection convinced me that I should leverage my ability to combine an artistic eye with the current camera technology. I purchased my first digital camera that summer and I have never gone back to film. The convergence of software/computer/digital camera technology and an artistic sense has led me to the pursuit of ever exciting landscape, wildlife and action photography. As a result, my works are represented in a number of galleries in Massachusetts, New hampshire and Colorado, have been published in magazines and newspapers and have won a number of photo awards.
Retiring from my corporate career (software, engineering and business development) in 2007, I now pursue this passion full time and with much travel in the pursuit of photographic adventures.

Gallery Representations

 
Rockport Art Association, 12 Main St., Rockport, Massachusetts
Arts Alive Gallery, 500 S. Main St., Breckenridge, Colorado
Blue Moose Gallery, Fort Collins, Colorado
Sandy Martin Gallery, Wolfboro, New Hampshire

Awards/Honors

Excellence in Photography; Rockport Art Association Summer Photo Show, June 2004; “Good Morning, Good Harbor”
Alpenglow Chamber Music Festival photo selected for Poster, Program Cover, Website, Aug 2006; “Lights of Frisco”
Best in Show; Newburyport Art Association Annual Photo Show; August 2006; “Marsh in the Morning”
Honorable Mention; Rockport Art Association 4th Summer Photo Show; August 2006 ; “Marsh in the Morning”
Honorable Mention; Rockport Art Association 2nd Summer Photo Show; June 2006 “Great White in Flight”
Your Best Shot, 3rd place; Popular Photography Magazine; December 2006 issue; “Marsh in the Morning”
 Ira Fieldsteel Memorial Award for Excellence in Photography; Rockport Art Association 2nd Summer Photo Show,June 2007; “Peek-A-Boo”
Peoples Choice Award, Wildside Studios Born to be Wild Show,  May 2008, "Easy Rider"
Excellence in Photography Award; Rockport Art Association 2nd Summer Show, June 2008; "Motherly Moment"
Honorable Mention; Rockport Art Association 4th Summer Show, August 2008, "A Kiss For Mom"
2nd Best in Show Peoples Choice, Thacher Island Annual Art Show, August 2008, "Motherly Moment"
Peoples Choice; Topsfield Fair, October 2008; "Marsh in the Morning"
The Stable One prize, Capture My Colorado Book, November 2008, "Peek A Boo"
Honorable Mention, Rockport Art Association Spring Show, May 2009, "Moose Shake"
Third Place, Nature, Prix de la Photographie Paris, June 2009, "Marsh in the Morning"
Honorable Mention, Magnolia Art Festival, July 2009, "Marsh in the Morning"
People's Choice, Magnolia Art Festival, July 2009, "Marsh in the Morning"
Honorable Mention, Topsfield Fair, Oct 2009, "I See It, Mom"
2nd Place in 2D art, Small Format Show, Arts Alive Gallery, Breckenridge, CO, November 2009, "Lynx Love"
2nd Place, Wildlife Category, Mile High Wildlife Photography Club competition, March 2010, "Fresh Fish Fast Food"
2nd Place Photography, Magnolia Art Festival, July 2010, "Motherly Moment"
Honorable Mention, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, July 2010, "Rufous Resting"
Peoples Choice, Rockport Art Association Second Summer Show, August 2010, "Whooo's Down There"
Semi-finalist in the 2010 Nature's Best Windland Smith Rice International Awards; "Circling"
Photographic Resource Center Award for excellence in photography, Rockport Art Association, 4th Summer Show; "Circling"
Third Place, Wildlife Category, Mile HIgh Wildlife Photography Club, September 2010, "Circling"
Honorable Mention, Wildlife Category, Mile High Wildlife Photography Club, September 2010, "Galloping Gourmet"
Honorable Mention, Wildlife Category, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, November 2010, "Food Fight"
Honorable Mention, Scenic Category, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, November 2010, "Over The Top"
Honorable Mention, Scenic Category, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, January 2011, "Thor's Hammer Sunrise"
Honorable Mention, Scenic Category, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, February 2011, "Beams Abound"
Honorable Mention, Rockport Art Association Spring Photography Show, April 2011, "Crane Crossing"
Griffin Museum of Photography Award for excellence in photography, June 2011, "Ice Fishing"
People's Choice, Magnolia Art Show, July 2011, "Dawn's Light"
People's Choice, Rockport Art Association Second Summer Show 2011, "Ice Fishing"
2nd Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, Open Category, August 2011, "Dawn's Light"
1st Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, Wildlife Category, November 2011, "Galloping Flamingos"
3rd Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, Wildlife Category, November 2011, "Launching Leopard"
2nd Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, Wildlife Category, March, 2012, "Chin-Up"
2nd Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, Open Category, March, 2012, "Cheetah Stalking"
Honorable Mention, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, Scenic Category, March, 2012, "Serpentine Sunrise"
First Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, May, 2012, "Desert Ghost"
2nd Place, Wildlife Category, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, May, 2012, "Rainbow's End"
Grand Prize, Nature Photographer Magazine, First Annual Nature Photography Contest, July 2012, "Spin Cycle"
Third Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, August, 2012, "Mother Love"
Third Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, November, 2012, "Winged Warrior"
Honorable Mention, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, January, 2013, "Mirror, Mirror"
Honorable Mention, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, February, 2013, "Short Ears, Long Wings"
2nd Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, February, 2013, "Fish Finesse"
Third Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, Open Category, May 2013, "Marsh in the Morning"
Excellence in Photography Award, Rockport Art Association, Spring Show, 2013, "Kindred Spirits"
First Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, July, 2013, "Gawking Goslings"
Highly Honored Winner, Nature's Best Windland International Competition, November, 2013, "Mirror, Mirror"
First Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, February, 2014, "Snowy Glow" 
First Place, Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, June, 2014, "Desert Phantom"  
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Publications
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Digital Photographer Magazine – “Morning Mist at Bass Rocks”, May 2004
Newburyport Daily News, “Gloucester artist captures top award in Port Art Association show”, Aug 18, 2006
Gloucester Daily Times – “Local Photographer Wins Top Award in Art Show”, Sept 2006
Popular Photography Magazine – “Your Best Shot”, December 2006
Summit Daily News – numerous (over 18) “Ski Shot of the Week” and “Outdoor Shots of the Week” photos published
Cape Ann Tourist Brochure – images selected for publication in brochure, 2006 and 2007
The New Hampshire Wire – “The Call of the Wild”, article about my wildlife photography
Rocky Mountain PBS TV - "Peek-A-Boo" displayed with station identification, 2008
Summit Daily News - video interview of my background and approach to photography; April 2008
Capture My Colorado book; "Peek A Boo" is book cover image for the Summit County edition; November 2008
National Geographic; "Wolf on the Prowl" selected for publication on the NatGeo/Yellowstone website promoting Yellowstone; 2009
Birders World Magazine; "Fresh Fish Fast Food" selected for display on website and downloadable as desktop wallpaper, February 2010
Nature Photographer Magazine; "Lynx Love" story published in the Fall/Winter issue; November 2010
Colorado Outdoors Magazine; six wildlife images published in December 2010 issue
Birdwatching Magazine, "Popped Out Plover", Photo of the Week, July 2011
National Wildlife Federation Magazine, "Spin Cycle"; Final Frame section (full page), Oct/Nov 2011 issue
National Wildlife Federation Magazine, "Rufous Resting" published in article on hummingbirds, Oct/Nov 2011 issue.
Wildlife stories for the Mile High Wildlife Photo Club Newsletter, 2010, 2011
Nature Photographer Magazine app on the iPad, "Wild Alaska" video in Summer 2010 issue app
Birdwatching Magazine, "Gallopping Flamingos", Photo of the Week, December 2011
Colorado Outdoors Magazine, "Flock Flushes", published in November/December 2011 issue
National Geographic Wild; "Eager Egrets" selected for publication on the NationalGeographic.com/animals website
National Geographic Wild; "Flying Puffin" selected for publication on the NationalGeographic.com/animals website
Boulder Daily Camera Newspaper: Q&A Interview and video with Wildlife Photographer Richard Seeley, May 2012
National Wildlife Federation Magazine, "Nine Eyes", Oct/Nov 2012 issue
Nature Photographer Magazine app on the iPad, "Pro Pho in Denali" Fall 2012 issue app
Image Colorado Online Magazine, "Coyote Chorus", inaugural issue, December 2012
Colorado Outdoors Magazine, "King of the Hill", "Vole Zip-Line"; Nov/Dec 2012 issue
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Covers
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Capture My Colorado book; "Peek A Boo"; November 2008
Marsh in the Morning; North Shore Life Magazine; 2009
Bighorn Sheep Relocation; Mile High Daily News; Kremling; CO; 2009
Hyperseeing Magazine, "Perpetual Motion" snow sculpture; 2011
Summit Daily Newspaper, "Dreaming of Spring", March 20, 2013
Summit Daily Newspaper, "Roosting for the Night", March 31, 2013
Summit Daily Newspaper, "Rainbow's End", April 22, 2013
Summit Daily Newspaper, "Gawking Goslings", April 2013
Summit Daily Newspaper, "Up A Tree", June 2013
Summit Daily Newspaper, "Bull in the Backstreets", October, 2013
Summit Daily Newspaper, "In Pursuit of Ewe", November, 2013
Summit Daily Newspaper, "Lunch", May, 2014
Summit Daily Newspaper, "Birds of a Feather", June, 2014 
Summit Daily Newspaper,  "Bugle Boy", October, 2016
Summit Daily Newspaper, "Supermoon Rise Over Grays Peak", November, 2016 

Jurying

Rockport Art Association, juried images and awards for 2007 summer photography show
Rockport Art Association, juried new members into photography group, 2009-2010
Mile High Wildlife Photography Club, juried images and awards for February 2010 competition
Urban Wildlife Photo Club, juried images for November 2012 competition
Urban Wildlife Photo Club, juried images for January 2014 competition
Washington Park Denver Photo Contest, juried images for June 2014 competition
Summit County Arts Council, Meet the Artists Art Fair, September 2016, June 2016, September 2016

Presentations

Wild Moments - Stories Behind the Images; Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, Denver, February 2010
Wild Moments - Stories Behind the Images; Urban Wildlife Photo Club, Denver, April 2010
Wild Moments - Unitarian Church, Durham, North Carolina, May 2011
Out of Africa - Gallery Talk, Wendie Demuth Gallery, Gloucester, Massachusetts, Oct 2011
Kenya Photo Safari - Presentation to the Urban Wildlife Photo Club, Denver, March 2012
Kenya Photo Safari; Presentation at Louisville Library, Louisville, Colorado, May 2012
Denver to Denali; Presentation at Silverthorne Library, Silverthorne, CO, March 8, 2013
Journey to Denali; Presentation at the Cultural Center, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Gloucester, MA, August 4, 2013
Denver to Denali; Presentation at the Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA, August 28, 2013
Denver to Denali; Presentation at the Urban Wildlife Photo Club, Denver, CO, January 7, 2014
Graduated Background Blur; Presentation to the Mile High Wildlife Photo Club, Parker, CO, November 20, 2013
Denver to Denali Part 2; Presentation at Silverthorne Library, Silverthorne, CO, March 21, 2014 
Introduction to Wildlife Photography, July 18, 2014 
Bears and Bald Eagles of Alaska, Silverthorne Library, Silverthorne, Colorado, February, 2015 

Education

Mechanical Engineering Degree, Stevens Institute of Technology, 1966
Masters of Science in Computer Science, UCLA, 1972
Masters in Business Administration, Northeastern University, 1984

Associations

Contributor to National Geographic Creative for wildlife videography and stock images
Canon Professional Services
Urban Wildlife Photo Club
Mile High Wildlife Photo Club
Rockport Art Association
Rocky Neck Art Colony
National Audubon Society

Cell: 978.985.5475; email: richard@seeley.com; website: richardseeleyphotography.com