picked up his first camera at the age of thirteen and now, over four decades later, always
has one nearby. (In fact, he occasionally still shoots with his original Nikon F - circa
1969.) Rons portfolio of images reflects his passion for the realism of what his mind
and eye sees and the discipline to capture that detail through the lens. Simply,
the printed image was seen through the lens.
During the 1970s, Rons had several solo exhibits at the Windham Gallery, Putney,
VT and the Brattleboro Gallery of Fine Art, Brattleboro, VT.
While he continued shooting pictures during the next thirty years, his early career as
a psychotherapist and currently as the owner of brand strategy and marketing research firm,
occupied the bulk of creative energies.
Ron describes his wife, Jodi Arden (an accomplished oil painter), as his muse
continually encouraged and inspired me to return to my artwork. I finally listened to her.
The results of his latest work shot over the past ten years have received critical acclaim:
You can tell by just looking at his images that Arden has the eye of a classically
trained painter. As a painter, I dont say this about the vast majority of photographers
but Rons images are art. They have all of the key elements and his eye for light,
color, shadows, and composition is amazing. Edward Giobbi (American Painter,
1926 - )
When I look at other photographers work, I see photographs. I was paid to
take photographs that the magazines assigned to me and I guess I did a pretty damn good
job of it during my career. Ron, he is a photographer and an artist. He can see the image
and capture it and he can compose what his mind sees and capture that also. -
Slim Aarons (American photographer, 1916 2006)
Ron lives near Katonah, NY with his wife, daughter Erin (a graphic design major at Kutztown
University) and menagerie of animals. Ron and Jodi, are breeders of Anatolian Shepherd Dogs.
He is an accomplished sailor and also enjoys exploring the U.S. on his Harley-Davidson.