We Are Proud to Introduce Photographer, Howie Ronay, 12/3/18

Q: How long have you been shooting?

A: I’ve been creating as long as I can remember. Remnants remain on my parents’ walls and staircase, providing evidence of just how creative I could be.

Q: Who are some of your greatest influences?

A: Anyone who has never given up.

Q: What was the first work of art you sold?

A: It’s called “Pot of Gold.” It’s a photograph of a trash can and it was hanging in a sound studio in Austin, Texas but now belongs to Giancarlo Esposito, who played Gus in “Breaking Bad.”

Q: Why shooting rather than another medium?

A: Photography is the medium that allows me to instantly express myself the moment I see a certain dumpster or traffic cone or any “ugly” object int he world that I can find beauty in.

Q: What are your favorite materials to work with?

A: I appreciate digital photography because it allows me to nuance and reveal more of the hidden beauty that I find in the objects I shoot.

Q: Do you have a message in your work?

A: When I was 20 years old, I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s. After a year of treatment, I was blessed with a clean bill of health and a new perspective on life, which manifested in my photography many years later. There is a lot that is ugly in this world but there is beauty to be found too, if we just look for it.