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Phil Johannes About

I have been photographing for 47 years and am a retired airline Captain. I show and sell my work in two gallerys here in Sonoma County California: Red Wolf Gallery in Sonoma, and Riverfront Art Gallery in Petaluma. 3 comments


Photography has been my creative outlet for over 47 years. Initially I concentrated on black and white images by developing and printing in my darkroom. I have worked with all formats of cameras and film; 35mm, 2 1/4, 4x5, 6x7 and 8x10. In the 1970__??s I returned to college and studied photography at the College of Marin under Thomas Johnson and Timo Pajunen.

I am a graduate of Arizona State University with a dual major in anthropology and history. My main career in life has been as a pilot and I spent ten years as a U.S. Air Force fighter pilot, flying over 250 combat missions in SE Asia. Later, I spent 28 years as an airline pilot, living in Mill Valley, Seattle, Santa Fe and Sonoma. I also owned and operated a photography business specializing in portraits, families, commercial work, and professional color printing.

Upon my retirement from the airlines several years ago I switched from film to digital photography. I now create my images entirely using digital methods, from camera to computer to finished hand printed Giclee print.

At this time in my retirement I am now able to devote my time following my true creative passion - photography.

I believe that a successful photographic image must be simple and straightforward yet have a quality of mystery and ambiguity. I am very concerned with the overall mood of the image which is enhanced by an acute clarity and an effective use of tone and color.

Size and Price List:

All the photograph images in my Studio come in the sizes with prices below:

5x7 Print in 11x14 White Mat, Signed....$35, Framed....$90

8x10 Print in 11x14 White Mat, Signed....$60, Framed....$150

11x14 Print in 16x20 White Mat, Signed....$125, Framed...$250

16x20 Print in 20x24 White Mat, Signed....$225, Framed...$350.

Please see my Web Site or call me at 707-292-9158 for special orders or if you have other questions.


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