Photography is the art of frozen time… the ability to store emotion and feelings within a frame. -- Meshack Otieno

 

I'm a photographer based in the beautiful town of Aiken, SC, and enjoy shooting in the Carolinas, from the beaches to the mountains. But my travels take me around the country, from the East Coast to the West Coast, and I always travel with a camera.

 

My first 'real' camera was a classic Argus C3 that my father bought in 1949. I transitioned to SLR film cameras and did some darkroom work while in high school and college. But then I went on a hiatus from 'serious' photography as my life went in other directions. I rediscovered my passion for photography a few years ago. I had forgotten how much I enjoyed capturing an image and creating those stored " ....emotion[s] and feelings within a frame."

 

I shoot a bit of anything and everything. While I began primarily as a landscape photographer, I've grown to enjoy shooting people: dancers, portraits and live music and equestrian sports.

 

I really enjoy capturing the beauty I see around me and presenting it in a way that evokes emotions from the viewers.

 

My style has been influenced by numerous photographers and artists that I've followed. So, while I can't claim to be 'self-taught', I will claim some natural ability to frame an image that has been nurtured by many friends and mentors.

 

My work has been shown in several galleries and been seen in several magazines. The Aiken, SC, Chamber of Commerce featured my work in their "Welcome Aiken" 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 brochures.

 

My photos are available for sale, and they can be presented on various types of media. If you don't find what you want on these pages, please drop me an e-mail, I can do custom crops and quote prices for different sizes. I can be reached at apgougephoto@gmail.com

 

You can also see some of my photos at www.facebook.com/APGougePhotography

and at www.instagram.com/apgouge/

 

© Please don't use these images on websites, blogs or other media without my explicit permission

 

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Rhetorical Sun (deleted)

Tony is a photographer based in Aiken, SC. I met him through a photography group we both belong to. Tony is generous with his knowledge and skill, sharing with those fortunate to shoot with him. Tony’s photographs are a constant source of inspiration and amazement to me. Tony has the ability to frame a photo through hi… Read more

Tony is a photographer based in Aiken, SC. I met him through a photography group we both belong to. Tony is generous with his knowledge and skill, sharing with those fortunate to shoot with him. Tony’s photographs are a constant source of inspiration and amazement to me. Tony has the ability to frame a photo through his view finder in ways I would never think of. Whether he is getting a sunrise on a South Carolina Beach or a majestic mountain scene, he manages to capture beauty in every detail. I look forward to seeing Tony’s work because I know he will show me something new that inspires and teaches.

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January 5, 2015
thoughtful increase (deleted)

Tony is wonderful photographer that captures light in many settings from Coastal Carolinas to the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee as well as our nation's capitol. He captures settings with precision and detail. He has a great eye for photography and tends to look through a portrait perspective. His career com… Read more

Tony is wonderful photographer that captures light in many settings from Coastal Carolinas to the mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee as well as our nation's capitol. He captures settings with precision and detail. He has a great eye for photography and tends to look through a portrait perspective. His career combined with the lens make a great combination as seen in his photostream!

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January 4, 2015