Summer - Fall 2020
"The attraction to water has been part of our world since the beginning of time. As inhabitants of this magnificent planet it's up to us as individuals to spread the word of conservation, stopping pollution and understanding the importance of regulation. Photography brings this importance to the forefront and helps the people not only in our community understand but can easily be shared across our oceans to the eyes of the world."
A nature enthusiast at heart, Brian LaPersonerie always had a love of the outdoors. Growing up on Long Island, Brian spent more time than the average kid exploring nature – hiking, fishing, crabbing and clamming off his father’s boat. He spent summers at his grandparents' lake house in Pennsylvania, where watching the wildlife was a daily ritual. It is not a surprise that his fascination of animals, plants and ocean-life has developed into a love of photography.
His studies in art and three dimensional sculpture landed him at the New York Institute of Technology with an art education major. From there, he developed a bigger adoration for textures and color – realizing all the natural beauty that surrounds us. The lens offers an opportunity for him to frame those precise moments in nature that can never be replicated and turn them into art.
Now living in Vero Beach, Brian spends his free time exploring the local shores and parks – seeking out nature’s next big moment.