Photography by Dennis Abriola
Photography by Dennis Abriola.
I am a retired Electrician born and raised in Vineland, New Jersey. As a young boy, I remember loving the outdoors, always wanting to be outside, experiencing nature, curious about the world around me. While exploring a spare room in my Mom’s house, I found an old box camera. I began to play with it and eventually figured out how it worked. It was magical, remembering how I felt when the shutter released, being able to explore and capture a subject in its purest form. The day my Mom would pick up the film after getting it processed was a day of great anticipation and excitement. I would discover a new world captured through the lens of a camera as seen through my eyes.
I am always impressed by the natural beauty of the landscapes, whether the reflections in the lakes and ponds or the flight of a bird sailing through the air. After shooting thousands upon thousands of pictures, it still brings me great joy and excitement to view the images for the first time, once again discovering a new world with unlimited possibilities.