Yukon | ©2018 Brian Rivera Uncapher

Yukon | ©2018 Brian Rivera Uncapher

Finding the artistic significance of a scene is more than simply finding something pretty to photograph or a sweet penguin or other cute, rare animal to snap. That would be too easy and would simply involve traveling to exotic locations and being at the right place with a nice landscape or unusual animal. Finding the artistic significance of a subject is more than this. It involves a significant amount of thought, care and work in coming up with a deeply personal and unique vision for the landscape or wildlife being considered. Artistically significant photographs are like a well-crafted painting, poem, or sculpture and stay with us for a long time after they are envisioned.
— Brian Rivera Uncapher for @EarthAperture

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I specialize in films and stills for kindred spirits that have an insatiable passion for the wild.  I love getting into the technicals details of why and how equipment works so I can use it without thinking in the field.  I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t doing something outdoors.  Growing up on the Pacific Coast of Central America was totally rad with volcanoes, black sand beaches, and great surf!  I started surfing at twelve and migrated to photography, influenced by my best friend’s dad who had a dark room in which he developed glossy surf prints.  

My work has been recognized (see Awards and Recognitions section below) by the Fine Art Photography Awards, the International Photography Awards, Landscape Photography Magazine as well as commented on by various other organizations, including the United Nation's Biodiversity Initiative, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Southeast Alaska Conservation Council, the Audubon Society, the American Bald Eagle Foundation, DIY Photography™, Photography Life™, and the Alaska Wilderness League.  My recent photograph of the skin patterns of an Iguana won the top award in the Art Wolfe Photography as Art Competition. I am the founder of @EarthAperture and a frequent contributor to magazines, trade journals, and industry blogs.

My favorite work involves films and stills that can be used for grass root causes that seek to keep things wild.  I am happiest with family and friends as long as we are outdoors. My contact details are below.

  Above : Early morning landscape photography workshop -- Lubec, Maine

Above: Early morning landscape photography workshop -- Lubec, Maine

 
 Berry Clusters - Homer, Alaska ©2018 Brian Rivera Uncapher

Berry Clusters - Homer, Alaska ©2018 Brian Rivera Uncapher


Awards and Recognitions


 Winner of the Art Wolfe, Inc. Photography as Art Competition,  Patterns  ©Brian Rivera Uncapher

Winner of the Art Wolfe, Inc. Photography as Art Competition, Patterns ©Brian Rivera Uncapher

Having read and followed the work of Art Wolfe for several years, I am grateful and honored to have won his Photography as Art Competition with the above composition. The  competition  emphasized Photography  as  Art,  specifically  patterns.  The  contest  is  part  of  a  series that explores the  various  elements of  design which   are essential  to  making  compelling photographic compositions.  It features the intricate, mosaic-like skin of an Iguana in its  breeding colors.  The  diverse  textures and unusual shapes highlight the often overlooked art found in the natural world. 

International Photography Awards

 Honorable Mention, IPA-International Photography Awards,  Bold Coast Trail , Maine |  © Brian Rivera Uncapher

Honorable Mention, IPA-International Photography Awards, Bold Coast Trail, Maine | ©Brian Rivera Uncapher

 

Nature's Best Photography | Windland Smith Rice International Awards

 Semi-finalist, Nature's Best Photography, Windland Smith Rice International Awards,  Reddish Egret  |  © Brian Rivera Uncapher

Semi-finalist, Nature's Best Photography, Windland Smith Rice International Awards, Reddish Egret | ©Brian Rivera Uncapher

 

Fine Art Photography Awards

 Finalist Nominee, FAPA-Fine Art Photography Awards | ©Brian Rivera Uncapher

Finalist Nominee, FAPA-Fine Art Photography Awards | ©Brian Rivera Uncapher

 Finalist Nominee, FAPA-Fine Art Photography Awards | ©Brian Rivera Uncapher

Finalist Nominee, FAPA-Fine Art Photography Awards | ©Brian Rivera Uncapher

 

Contact


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 Grand Prismatic, Wyoming ©2018 Brian Rivera Uncapher

Grand Prismatic, Wyoming ©2018 Brian Rivera Uncapher


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