Hill, M. Denis

Studio: Whidbey Panoramas
Address: PO Box 741, Coupeville, WA
Community: Whidbey Island
Phone: 360-320-4844
Email: denis@whidbeypanoramas.com
Website: www.whidbeypanoramas.com
Media: photography

Artist Statement

Denis Hill has been photographing Whidbey Island since 1998. He has earned many awards for panoramic and conventional photographs of the Island with emphasis on Ebey’s Landing National Historical Reserve.

A 40 year career in publishing and marketing communications, travel around the globe, and life on two coasts and mid-continent all inform my vision and art.


Denis’ publication credits include Fine Homebilding, Runner’s World, Places to Retire, Wings West, the Denver Post, PickWorld, Journal of the American Water Works Association, Meat Industry, National Geographic’s TheGreenGuide.com and 101 Things to do on Whidbey Island. Assignments for Laguna College of Art + Design and the Island and Snohomish county tourism agencies resulted in published photographs in newspapers and magazines throughout North America.

Denis is an instructor at the Pacific Northwest Art School, an art show judge and a speaker on digital imaging and artistic pursuits at photography conferences and camera clubs. In 2001, Denis earned the Qualified Panoramic Photographer designation conferred by the International Association of Panoramic Photographers.

After developing an enthusiasm for photography in his teens, in his early 20s, Denis was employed to shoot auto racing photos for Stock Car Racing and SuperStock & Drag Illustrated magazines. In a long career in magazine publishing and marketing communications, his photographs served the food, horticulture, software and audio industries. In the 1990s, Denis developed a strong interest in landscape work and became active in the International Association of Panoramic Photographers. More recently, he worked in video and interactive media production for the U.S. Navy.

Denis’ portfolio includes both digital and film captures in color, black and white and infrared. He works in Lightroom, Photoshop and other applications to realize his artistic vision. That objective is often to evoke the experience of a particular combination of site, light and weather. At other times, Denis waxes metaphorical and explores imagery beyond landscapes.

The results are available in a variety of media: pigment ink on cotton rag paper, traditional chemical photo prints, pigment ink on canvas and sublimation prints on aluminum. No matter the method, all prints the most archival materials available.

Denis welcomes custom orders, allowing your choice of paper, canvas, or aluminum in the size that fits your needs.

Gallery Affiliations

Penn Cove Gallery, Coupville, WA

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