The love of photography started at the age of 15 in Michigan with a black & white darkroom enlarger and dad's Kodak camera. The late teens and early twenties were spent in Alaska. Since then the photography has evolved into ongoing experiences in nature extending over 50 years. Phil's licensed photography business in New Mexico spans over 22 years. The photographs seen on this web site are not manipulated and are as seen by the photographer in the field.
Phil's wildlife, nature, landscape, and western photographs have been published for over 25 years on the cover and/or inner pages of publications, calendars, books, videos, etc., including National Geographic, Time, National Wildlife, Bugle, Ducks Unlimited, Sports Afield, New Mexico Magazine, New Mexico Wildlife, Albuquerque Journal, Santa Fean Magazine, etc. Photographs have been recipient of numerous professional photography awards including Eastman Kodak's Gallery Awards for Photographic Excellence. Photographs have been successfully sold through the years in national gift catalogs such as Coldwater Creek and National Wildlife Federation, as well as in Fine Art Galleries, Web Stores, and through Commercial Sales Representation. Phil's Fine Art photographs are sold nationally in major juried art shows across the country for over 22 years. In addition to selling, Phil is also on the boards of several major juried fine art shows. Phil conducts photography lectures and seminars to private and public organizations as well as in schools to better educate adults and children on the importance of preserving our wildlife and the lands. Phil has been a jurist in major photography competitions. Phil leads photographic workshops, and/or tours in places such as Alaska, Africa, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, Bosque del Apache, etc. Phil was the first Albuquerque New Mexico Chairman of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.
Moments from Nature
Philip J. Sonier
Moments from Nature
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