“I love images that are simple, graphic, evocative, surreal. I love color. I love images that suggest the essence of the subject, as well as images that evoke different reactions from different people, both positive and negative. While my photographic subjects are widely varied, I find myself repeatedly drawn to nature and wildlife and the impact of man on both. I have given away all my old, stuffy, Johnston & Murphy shoes. I can’t remember the last time I wore a tie. I get to see a bit of the world. Gotta love it – life is good.”
Sean Fitzgerald spent the first 25 years of his life without ever owning a camera. For that matter, he never did much of anything remotely artistic, (unless you can count refurbishing his 1966 Mustang after accidentally burning it up).
Sean majored in political science from Texas A&M. Following law school at UH, he eventually found himself practicing trial law. He did well financially but realized he lacked fulfillment and was bored. He bought a camera and started to take pictures. The right side of his brain started to wake up. He was hooked.
With the great support from his wife, Sean was able to quit practicing law and concentrate on his photography full time. Photography satisfies Sean’s desire to see new things and express himself. He also has an insatiable wanderlust for seeing new things and places, the more surreal the better.
Nowadays Sean’s photographic range is broad and deep, he creates fine art photography, he sells to individual and corporate collectors, interior designers, and commercial art buyers. He shoots for magazines, calendars and commercial clients. He teaches photography and Photoshop.
Sean Fitzgerald’s images have been published in numerous publications and have won a wide range of regional and national awards. His publications include: Texas Parks and Wildlife Magazine, Professional Photographer, Outdoor Photographer, New York Times, Audubon Nature Calendars, Texas Highways, Photo-Media, the United Nations annual reports, Monterrey Bay Aquarium publications, school textbooks, and music CD covers.
Sean’s photography was gained awards from: Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest, 2002, 2003 and 2005; World in Focus Nature Photography Contest, 2004; Valley Land Fund Wildlife Photo Contest, 1998, 2000 and 2002; Rising Star Photographer Award – Fotofusion, 2001.
His work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in Texas and Florida. And, he has been featured in episodes of Queer Eye for the Straight Guy, 2004-2005.