Northern Oregon, USA
I wish to extend a deep gratitude for your patronage! Without your support, none of this would be possible. Thank you!
My "formal" photography training consists of two one day courses in junior high on basic dark room procedures. I learn through direct experimentation and my style has been shaped over the years by being immersed in the world, observing the life that is dancing around in the light. I tend to be a natural observer and often a quiet man. I am thankful for being alive and for the experiences that I have had and am able to share. I hope these photographs will be a part of the legacy of living on this wonderful planet. I grew tall in a small farming community in the Midwest and was blessed with a tight knit family. If you have any pondering about my influences or life, please feel free to contact me.
As you'll notice as you peruse my works, some are a combination of color and black and white. I've heard many terms for this especially, selective color or color splash. I think a more accurate term is digital desaturation. I utilize a digital program to desaturate (remove the color) color from a full color photograph that I have captured. This allows original color to be the draw of life from the monochrome around it.
I offer a limited number of signed photographs. Please contact me directly to purchase a signed photograph.
Have an idea for a custom piece? Contact me for a custom desaturation.
I also have a soft cover book, Local Sanctuary, that consists of a 100 photographs taken in a local nature preserve. Order
DYLAN'S PERSONAL NOTE TO PATRONS: The unsigned photographs and prints on this site are created and shipped directly by a dedicated professional printer other than Dylan Punke. For privacy, they keep your identity & contact information private and do not forward me that information. However, I would love to personally acknowledge you for your purchase and support. It keeps this going. Please email me via the contact link after your purchase, so I can personally thank you! With your continued patronage, the photographs are keep be shared and new works continue to be created.
Why have I decided to open up my printing? I have thought about this for quite some time (years actually.) I view it as an author doesn't physically create every single book they sell. I hope the benefit of the works come from the actual initial exposure and manipulation of the photographs and YOUR connection with them. I have partnered with a professional dedicated printer to expand the options and offerings of my photographs; from notecards, finished frame pieces, metal, canvas, acrylic, wood, and even phone covers. It is my hope that through this partnership, that I may have the opportunity to focus on what I do best; to respectively create new photographs for YOU to enjoy for years to come!
"A Decade of Desaturation" - Solo Show at the David Strawn Art Gallery in Jacksonville, IL 2015
Holiday Treasures - McLean County Arts Center - Group Showing
Permanent Viewable Works:
Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital - Lincoln, IL
Uptown Station - Normal, IL
Gridley Public Library District - Gridley, IL
The homes and offices of thousands of proud patrons throughout the world!
"Central Illinois photographer's work focuses on color removal" by Tamara Browning for The State Journal-Register on April 15, 2015.
Show to Preview New Collection of Logan County Art - Abraham Lincoln Memorial Hospital Press Release
"Art in the Park photog paints quite a picture" - by Aarik Danielsen for the Columbia Tribune, June 4, 2010
"Talent Under Trees"Â by Aarik Danielsen for The Columbia Daily Tribune, June 6, 2010
"One of a Kind Show delights holiday shoppers with a diverse selection of art" by Jessica Kronika for Chicago Fine Arts Examiner, December 5, 2009
Best Photography - Grand Detour Art Festival in Grand Detour, IL 2015
Purchase Award - Grand Detour Art Festival in Grand Detour, IL 2015
First Place 2D - Art in the Park in Galesburg, IL 2015
Best of Show - Starving Artists Outdoor Art Fair in Racine, WI 2015
Best Photography - Art on Main in Canton, IL 2015
Mayor's Choice - Effingham Artisan Fair in Effingham, IL 2015
Mark & Katie Schuering Purchase Award - Midsummer Arts Faire in Quincy, IL 2014
Photography Award - Snake Alley Art Fair in Burlington, IA 2014
Best of Show First Place 2D - Art on the Square in Oskaloosa, IA 2014
Best of Show -Effingham Artisan Fair in Effingham, IL 2014
Best of Show - Spring Bloom Arts Festival in Bloomington, IL 2014
First Place Fine Arts - Galena Country Fair in Galena, IL 2013
Award of Recognition - Mosaics Art Festival in St. Charles, MO 2013
Judge's Award - Best of Photography, Snake Alley Art Fair in Burlington, IA 2011
Third Place 2D at Nuts About Art in Dixon, IL 2008, 2011
Best of Show Honorable Mention, Champaign Downtown Festival of the Arts in Champaign, IL 2011
First Place Photography, Art in Central Park in Decatur, IL 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Best of Show Honorable Mention, Main Street's Art on the Square in Oskaloosa, IA. 2010
First Place 2D, Celebration! A Festival of the Arts at Eastern Illinois University. 2010, 2013
Special Merit Award, Art at Ellwood in DeKalb, IL. 2010
Best of Photography, Art at the Glen Town Center in Glenview, IL. 2010
Two Dimensional Award of Mastery - The Art Fair at Queeny Park in Manchester, MO put on by the Greater St. Louis Art Association. 2010
Best of Two-Dimensional Art Award - Cedarhurst Craft Fair in Mt. Vernon, IL. 2010
First Place Photography, Art in the Park in Columbia, MO. 2008, 2009, 2013
First Place in Photography / Digital Art, Amish Acres Arts and Crafts Festival in Neppanee, IN. 2008
First Place in Photography, Arts in the Park in Danville, IL. 2007, 2008
Did you take all of these photographs? Yes. All of the photographs on this website are of my creation.
Did you go to all of these places? Yes. I am thankful for having the opportunity to have ventured to these places.
Do you offer custom services? Yes. Please feel free to contact me about your idea and how I may be able to realize it for you.
Enjoy the photographs! Explore the world!