Fenton Ayres

Fenton at Work

Fenton at Work

Medium: Photography
Title: President
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Artist Statement

I am a transplant to Albuquerque. I am originally from a very small town on the Eastern Shore of Maryland, called Berlin. After graduation, I lived in Natal, Brasil for a little over 3 months prior to going to college in Virginia. I moved to Albuquerque in 1986 and I have been here since.

I have had a camera near or with me for as long as I can remember. I officially started Desert Penguin Photos in February 2000 I have just completed my 8th year in business. I started out doing landscapes and weddings and although I still occasionally do these types of photos, my true love is alternative/fetish/erotic photography. My idols are Helmut Newton and Eric Kroll.  I am also a huge fan of Midori’s shibari work.

I published my first book July 2006 and I am currently working on a follow up to that.  Additionally, I have just started shooting stock photography for Photoshelter.

Exhibitions and Shows:

One Up – “Flickr Show” – August 23, 2008

First Annual “Fiesta de Frida” – Roosevelt Park – July 6, 2008

Mama’s Minerals – The Wooden Cow Silent Auction and Fundraiser – June 6, 2008

One Up – “Flickr Show” – May 3, 2008 – Present

First Friday Art Show – The Factory on 5th – “April Fool Around” – April 4, 2008; Featured Artist

First Friday Art Show – The Factory on 5th – “Spring Forward” – March 3, 2008

First Friday Art Show – The Factory on 5th – “Shot Through The Heart” – February 1, 2008

First Friday Art Show – The Factory on 5th – “Resolutions” – January 4, 2008

Awards

1st Place Medal – “Speed” Photo Category – July 2008
awarded by the Heart Hospital of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Century

2nd Place Medal – “Sportsmanship” Photo Category – July 2008
awarded by the Heart Hospital of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Century

2nd Place Medal – “Gear” Photo Category – July 2008;
awarded by the Heart Hospital of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Century

2nd Place Medal – “Bicycling” Photo Category – July 2008;
awarded by the Heart Hospital of Albuquerque and the Albuquerque Century

Master Photographer Regnant (M.P.R.) – September 2004
Honorary Degree of Excellence; Awarded by the International Freelance Photographers Organization

Lifetime Distinction – December 2003
Lifetime Distinction of Honour for Photographic Achievement; Awarded by American Image Press
and the International Freelance Photographers Organization

Lifetime Achievement – October 2003
Achievement in the Art and Science of Photography; Awarded by
the International Freelance Photographers Organization

Client Highlights

US Body Painting Festival: 2007
US Body Painting Competition: 2006
Burlesque Noir: 2007 – 2008
America Federation of Teachers – New Mexico: 2005 – 2007
New Mexico State Representative Sheryl Williams- Stapleton: 2005
Mrs. New Mexico – Koren Stewart: 2005

Cloud Dancers of the Southwest: 2004 – 2007
Professional Membership and Associations

Photoshelter Stock Agency – May 2008 to Present
American Society of Media Photographers, Associate Member – 2005 to Present
American Image Press – Accredited Press Photographer
American International News Service – Press Correspondent
One Model Place – Photographer – 2005 to Present

Publications

Erotic Provocateur – currently under development
Fetish Erotica: A Photo Collection. Published July, 2006

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