Anyone can take a photograph, but not just anyone can make it a work of art. Photographer Andy Marquez relentlessly pursues beauty and with his camera, creates art. For Marquez, a photograph must capture the … show more
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Anyone can take a photograph, but not just anyone can make it a work of art. Photographer Andy Marquez relentlessly pursues beauty and with his camera, creates art. For Marquez, a photograph must capture the heart and soul of a scene during that brief moment in time when divine light and natural shadow converge. The result is an image that draws you in and holds you spellbound. In short, the photo becomes art.
“There is an incredible amount of beauty in this world,” says Marquez, “I feel passionate about wanting to capture that splendor in an image.”
Originally from Bayside, N.Y., Marquez had only a passing interest in photography and after college put his camera away. Then, in 1981, he and his wife Teresa moved to Houston where the wildlife and parks like Big Bend reawakened the spark of his passing interest and fanned it into flame. Dusting off his camera after a 12 year hiatus, Marquez started shooting again.
In 1985, Marquez and family moved to Colorado. Inspired by the beautiful scenery, he threw himself into his work. Business rapidly expanded and they opened their first gallery in Historic Downtown Littleton, Colorado in 1992.
At first, Marquez focused his camera on Colorado and other scenic spots in the U.S. In 1994 he decided to expand his artistic horizons by doing his first overseas shoot in Greece. In the following years he captured the essence of people, places and cultures in 26 countries and six continents, including the lush emerald coastline of Ireland, the Taj Mahal in India, and polar bears frolicking in Canada's Hudson Bay. Most recently he journeyed to the Holy Land. Reflecting on this travels, Marquez says, “It truly is a world of magic and wonder.”
In 2004, Marquez was almost snatched from that world by a close call with death. While walking down the street in his neighborhood, Marquez was hit by a motorcycle. The driver fled the scene, leaving Marquez for dead. Fortunately, a...