About me - Gradients of Light

About the Artist

Francisco Montes began his professional photographic career over 35 years ago. He received formal training and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Photography from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. After traveling extensively Francisco settled on Maui in 2004. 

Francisco is a naturalist photographer specializing in quality fine art prints and projects requiring a unique artistic approach. His vision is expressed in his exquisite work through balanced compositions that exalt the inherent beauty of all things. Love for natural light shines throughout his work.    

His passion includes photographing nature, travel photojournalism, long night time exposures and portraiture. Influenced by his work in the darkroom with graphics arts film, Francisco also creates highly captivating conceptual and multi-dimensional images with photo composites.

Self-Portrait ~ Sydney Botanical Park, 2014

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