DennisGriffin_Antique GlassesARTIST’S STATEMENT

The interplay of color, design and the magical effects of light and reflections have always fascinated me. I discovered photography 40 years ago and have been shooting ever since, simply because I enjoy the process, and the results are good often enough to keep me hooked.

Over the years, I studied different photographic styles, took classes from Leland Rice and learned from studying the work of those I admired most, Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Ernest Haas and Eliot Porter. My work evolved with time and the influence of my friend and long-time photography partner, Tom Howell, who unselfishly shared his knowledge as an accomplished artist and gifted photographer, and who constantly challenged me to improve.

My passions other than photography include travel, music, history, movies and wine. I have been fortunate to travel to many countries over the years, and I have tried to capture interesting and varied images that reflect the unique characteristics of each one.

I have photographed many different subjects over the years with a desire to depict the interplay of light, color, design and sometimes reflections to create unique images that transcend ordinary photography.


Dennis Griffin, a photographer for more than 40 years, is a native of Southern California. Born and raised in Los Angeles, Mr. Griffin graduated from UCLA with a Masters Degree in Life Sciences, served as an Artillery Officer in Viet Nam, and had a distinguished 32-year career in the Healthcare Industry before founding Studio Griffoto in 2007 to market his fine art imagery. His award winning work spans four decades and encompasses nature and landscape photography, form photography, travel photography and digital imaging. Mr. Griffin’s unique style and eye for composition are clearly reflected throughout the broad scope of his images captured in California and other parts of the United States, as well as Italy and many other countries in Europe.

To quote the artist: “I have always been fascinated by the interplay of color, design, and the magical effects of light and reflections. From my early experience to the present, my goal has remained unchanged…to utilize these elements to create unique images that transcend photographs.”

Dennis Griffin’s award winning work is widely exhibited in the Conejo Valley, California, and at major exhibits in San Diego, New York and Miami. Mr. Griffin’s work may be obtained as signed, limited edition, permanent prints on high gloss aluminum, and in fine art books available through

To view a partial gallery of Mr. Griffin’s work, please visit his website,


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