Growing up on Long Island (Bethpage), NY – I felt lost in my late teens. Worried about my future direction in life, my father gave me an old Argus rangefinder to fool around with. Little did he realize what an important gesture that would turn out to be for me. After doing some research and seeing the images of Minor White and Ansel Adams I quickly became addicted to photography. To make a long story short, I left home at 21, quitting my job, leaving my friends and family to see the American Southwest for myself. In California I eventually met my wife, and together we had 3 children, and created our own design studio - and the tasks of running a business and raising a family took a priority to Photography. During that time I stopped taking pictures. 

Years later, in early 2005, inspired by my wife, children and friends I again picked up my cameras. Today I see myself on a passionate mission to make up for years of lost time - creating images that help evoke how I see our wonderful planet. I feel that I owe much to the great photographers of the past, especially Ansel Adams, for their dedication to the craft and for inspiring me in my late teens. Though I have never met them, their inspiration helped me determine the course my life would take.

I currently live with my wife Wendy, our 2 sons Jason and Joshua, dog Jimi and rotten cat Nicky in Studio City California. Our daughter Asia lives within walking distance with her husband Brian and their child Eliette. 

 

 

 

 

Exhibitions

 

Solo

 

2010 Kopeikin Gallery

Los Angeles, California (Jan-March:10)

 

2009 Gad Collection

Paris, France (Oct-Nov:09)

 

2009 John Cleary Gallery

Houston, TX (June-July:09)

 

2009 Wall Space Gallery

Seattle, Washington (March-April:09)

 

2008 San Diego Natural History Museum

San Diego, California  (May/August:08)

 

2007 John Cleary Gallery:

Houston, Texas (July/August:07)

 

Two Person

 

2009 Photo-Eye Gallery

Santa Fe, New Mexico (July-Sept:09)

 

2009 Afterimage Gallery

Dallas, Texas (Jan-March:09)

 

2008 Open Shutter Gallery 

Durango, Colorado (March-April:08)

 

Group

 

2009 Lishui International Photo Festival

Lishui, China

 

2008 International Photography Awards

Best of Show, New York, NY

 

2007 PX3, Gallery 13 

Best of Show

Sevigne, Paris

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Awards

 

2009 Photolucida: Critical Mass Top 50

Portland, Oregon

 

2009 National Geographic Book Winner 

Visions of Paradise : Shiprock Storm

 

2009 Px3 : Fine Art and Nature (Pro) 

 

2008 Lucie/IPA Awards, NYC

Fine Art Landscapes

 

2008 Photolucida: Critical Mass Top 50, 

Portland, Oregon

 

2008 PX3 Paris: Public Choice Awards

  Fine Art and Nature Categories

 

2007 Lucie Awards, NYC

Discovery of the Year Finalist

 

2007 IPA, Los Angeles, CA

Photographer of the Year (Non-Pro): Nature

 

2007 PX3 Paris: 

First Place Nature

 

2007 Fraser Gallery, Bethesda MD

International Photography Awards

 

 

Published Works

 

2009

 

Newsweek 

Japan Edition

August 2009     

 

Fotografi 

Norway/Denmark

Winter 2009

 

The Sunday Times

London, England

Nov 2008    

 

2008 

 

LensWork

Edition #79

Nov-Dec 2008

www.lenswork.com

 

B&W Magazine

Special Portfolio Issue

June 2008

www.bandwmag.com

 

Queens Quarterly

Volume 115 Edition 1

May 2008

www.queensquarterly.com

 

Silvershotz

Volume 4 Edition 4

January/February 2008

www.silvershotz.com

 

2007

 

LensWork

Edition #69

March-April 2007

www.lenswork.com

 

B&W Magazine

Special Portfolio Issue

August 2007

www.bandwmag.com

 

PhotoArt

Czech & International Editions

November/December 2007

www.photoart.cz


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Artist Statement

Landscapes are living eco systems and environments. They have existed well before, and will hopefully be here way beyond the time we are here. When taking photographs, time and space seem hard for me to measure. Whenever I shoot a ‘quality’ image, I know it. At those moments things are quiet, seem simple again – and I obtain a respect and reverence for the world that is hard to communicate through words. For me those moments happen when the exterior environment and my interior world combine. Hopefully the images presented help communicate what is visualized during those times.

My work is produced using a digital workflow. All darkroom work is performed in a dry/digital darkroom. Prints are produced using pigment inks on archival cotton rag paper.

 

  • image Storms

    Published by Aperture. Mitch Dobrowner has been chasing storms since 2009. Working with professional storm chaser Roger Hill, Dobrowner has traveled throughout Western and Midwestern America to capture nature in its full fury, making extraordinary images of monsoons, tornados, and massive thunderstorms with the highest standard of craftsmanship and in the tradition of Ansel Adams. Dobrowner’s storm series has attracted considerable media interest (National Geographic, Time, New York Times Magazine, among others) and is presented in Storms as a deluxe, large-format, yet affordable edition. The book features an introduction by novelist and poet Gretel Ehrlich that focuses on the phenomenon of storms and on the landscape tradition of the American West.

     

    signed copies available

    Hardcover: 96 pages, 51 duotone photographs
    Product Dimensions: 
    13 7/8 x 10 1/8

     

    $50.00 plus $15.00 shipping and handling within the contenetntal US only.
    The international shipping rate is $0.00.