In this collection of Southwestern images, I have attempted to capture the timeless eloquence and creative ornamentation that is the signature of Northern New Mexico - an experience that cannot be found anywhere else in the United States.
The combination of rich, spacious landscapes and historic structures, along with the strong artistic influences, sensitivities, customs, and talents of the populous and indigenous Americans, creates a unique visual experience for visitors and natives alike.
Once you have explored the back roads, pueblos, Spanish missions, the primordial ruins of the high desert, walked the back streets of Santa Fe, explored the timeless villages of the Jemez mountains and Española valley, and experienced the abundant creative energy of Canyon Road, you will never forget the encounter - and you will return.
The colors, textures, tonal diversity and quality of light makes this New Mexican high desert area a true photographic nirvana. - RCG
René Gallet has been actively involved in both the art and the business of photography for over 50 years. As a self-taught photographer and visual artist, Mr. Gallet has participated in and taught numerous workshops and seminars. René's fine art images have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe in both solo and group gallery presentations. René's portfolio encompasses a wide variety of subject matter, image compositions, and photographic styles, resulting in an impressive body of work, which ranges from the traditional landscape to the strongly abstract image. His striking landscapes and intimately detailed imagery demonstrate an optimal blending of artistic vision and technical control of the demanding photographic process. Mr. Gallet’s work can be found in both private and public photographic collections and many of his images have been featured in numerous artistic, trade, and commercial magazines and publications.
The Dahlia Published August 31, 2015
' Grandeur for a Single Day ' Published July 11, 2014
'Emerging from a Muddy Pond' Published September 26, 2013
GardenVisions Published February 03, 2012
The Essence of the Ordinary Published October 10, 2011
Carolopolis Published June 01, 2011
Joyce Theresa Distel ~ Gallet Published February 07, 2011
Strolling the Vieux Carré Published November 24, 2010