Artificial Barriers

Artificial Barriers

After 30 years as a pro, I’m working towards earning a BFA in photography.

A class assignment was to create a landscape image the communicated my thoughts and feelings about the relationship to humans an our environment.

I have composed my image to communicate the idea of the artificial barriers that we raise between us and the natural environment. These barriers prevent us from experiencing nature, to feel the vibrancy of life all around, to experience the myriad wonders of our world. These barriers force us to observe passively as though watching a television show, communicating that nature is not part of us, but is instead something separate and alien that we occasionally visit as a diversion from the challenges of our daily lives.

Ghost Fence

Ghost Fence

An ancient fence disappearing into the fog.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Capsules

Capsules

Elevator cars in the San Francisco Hyatt Regency Hotel.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Art Appreciation

Art Appreciation

A woman captivated by the depth, and detail of a Mark Rothco painting in SF MOMA.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Flow

Flow

A view of the undulating stainless steel walls of the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Sublimation

Sublimation

A view of the stainless steel walls of the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, CA.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Untitled

Untitled

An abstract view of the McMurtry Center at Stanford University. Stanford, CA.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Black and Light #1

Black and Light #1

A still life of a steel & glass table and neon light.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Golden Gate Bridge

Golden Gate Bridge

A dawn view of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco, CA from the north.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

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Untitled

An autumn leaf floating on still water.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Sunset at Fort Funston, January 2018

Sunset at Fort Funston, January 2018

A sunset on the cliffs at Fort Funston.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi and interior photographer in San Francisco, CA while on busman's holiday.

Book Cliffs

Book Cliffs

A sunset landscape of Book Cliffs above Grand Junction, CO.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Realities Edge

Realities Edge

An abstract image blending the bare branches of a tree in winter with dramatic clouds. (Single capture, not a composite image.)

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Flight

Flight

A Great Egret in flight.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Classical Grandure

Classical Grandure

A detail photograph of the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, CA.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

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Waterfall

Waterfall

A seasonal waterfall in Castle Rock Open Space Preserve in the Santa Cruz Mountains of California.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Tiger, tiger burning bright

Tiger, tiger burning bright

Fearful symmetry indeed.

San Francisco Zoo.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Buddy

Buddy

Blue Eyed Kitty.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Autumn's Treasure

Autumn's Treasure

Autumn leaf fallen to the forest floor. Windy Hill Open space Preserve, Santa Cruz Mountains, California.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Chores

Chores

An abandoned push mower rests against a wooden fence as a solitary weed grow tall taunting the mower in it's neglected state.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

God of my faters, child of my sons.

God of my faters, child of my sons.

A composite image of a whales skull.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Tree

Tree

Black and White image of an oak tree on a hill.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Elegance

Elegance

A detail of the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay in Redding, CA.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Water Drop

Water Drop

An extreme close-up of a stop motion water drop.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Cathedral

Cathedral

Leafless reaching up to a dramatic sky.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Autumn Skies

Autumn Skies

The September sun breaking through the clouds above the marsh at Ana Nuevo Beach.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

Hazy Days of Summer

Hazy Days of Summer

July sunset on Grant Lake. San Jose, CA.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

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Untitled

Sunscreen at Apple Store in Cupertino, CA.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.

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Untitled

Abstract detail of the Sundial Bridge at Turtle Bay in Rdding, CA.

Photograph by Dean Birinyi, interior photographer in San Francisco, CA.