About Richard Voninski

Richard Voninski is a fine arts photographer based in Aurora, Colorado.

Travel:

Travel pushes the envelope of my life. My travels give me the ability to meet people, experience different cultures and enjoy new landscapes. During my childhood years I remember viewing "antique" carousel trays of Kodachrome slides showing family and friends' travels. Hearing the global stories and seeing the pictures reinforced my desire to experience firsthand those faraway places. A lifelong passion for photography and travel was born. My family always placed travel as a priority and by age thirteen we traveled to forty states in the USA, most Mexican states and lacked only two Canadian provinces/territories. In my twenties we completed all states in the USA covering most numerous times, added more Mexican states and completed Canada. Today Veronica and I have explored 44 countries (and counting) and circled the globe many times in search of these photos.

The Technical:

Over the years I have experimented with numerous formats (35mm, 6x4.5, 6x7, and 4x5).

Today I primarily work with two primary photographic formats:

The 4x5 camera is one of my favorite tools to work with.  I like working with the 4x5 view camera since during the 5-20minutes it takes to take a single exposure it forces me to concentrate on an image, and follow a well-defined set of steps to create the exposure.  All B/W film is developed by hand in my darkroom with carefully calibrated developers and drum scanned in my studio.

The Sony A7RII, along with a collection of quality lenses, brings me into the exciting world of digital photography. Digital photography allows me to provide a new way for creating images unattainable using traditional 4x5 film based cameras.

The Gear:

If you would like to see the kind of gear I currently use (and some of the gear I used to use). Check out the gear webpage.

Finally:

Travel and photography are my existence. Through this website you can peer through my camera's lens and see what I see on our planet.