Sometimes I think I was born tightly clutching a camera in my tiny hands. My dad was a news photographer for a large newspaper in New Jersey in the 50s - 70s. I have the best memories of him taking me to the art department of the paper and spending time in the darkroom. My eyes got wider by the second as I saw images emerge on the paper.
Although there is no darkroom anymore, that wonder and excitement of seeing images emerge remains with me still.
It's a crazy, crazy world today. Take the time, even if a few moments, to look around you and take in the gift of simple beauty that nature gives us each and every day.
All flowers, trees, etc. in my photos are indeed real. Each photo is created from the original taken from gardens and parks in my neighborhood and on my trips to Provincetown on Cape Cod. Please enjoy my sometimes different vision of the world around us.
All photographs in these galleries are copyrighted and owned by the artist, Rene Crystal. Any reproduction, modification, publication, transmission, transfer or exploitation of any of the content, for personal or commercial use, whether in part or whole without written permission from Rene Crystal is prohibited. All rights reserved 2014.