Sol’s award winning photography emphasizes flora, fauna and landscapes capturing the beauty and grace of the outdoors. He is a member of, among others, the Carolina Nature Photographer’s Association, the Canon Professional Society and the North Carolina Wildlife Artists Society of Artists. He is self-taught with some training through the NY Institute of Photography and some workshops/seminars.
Sol’s work has been published in books, newspapers, magazines and calendars. He has presented several solo and has participated in multi-artist exhibitions in a various venues. Included among these: the US Department of Interior Museum, the National Wildlife Visitor’s Center, the Sertoma and Page-Walker Arts Centers, Durham’s Museum of Life and Science and galleries in Wake Forest, Raleigh, Durham, and many others in various locales. Fujifilm has used Sol’s photographs in show booths and two were chosen for an exhibition celebrating the 100thanniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System. His work includes the covers of the TriCounty (NC) Telephone Directory, two Hyde County (NC) Tourism Guides, the Hyde County website, and the cover of an internationally distributed calendar and, the book celebrating the 100thbirthday of the Town of Wake Forest along with photograph in a NC Wildlife Commission Education brochure. He has also designed business cards and brochures for others using his photographs as backdrops. He has also won several awards for his photography.
Sol presents outdoor photography workshops in various locales. Sponsors have included the Durham Arts Council, the NC Partnership for the Sounds, Raleigh, Cary, Holly Springs and Wake Forest Parks and Recreation and the National Wildlife Visitor’s Center (Laurel, MD) and others.
You can find notecards and photographs are sold in diverse places as bookstores, gift shops, floral centers of food markets, and galleries He has provided office décor for businesses and medical facilities; Sol’s photographs are in collections in the US, Korea, Japan, Canada, Mexico and England and several are included in the US Department of Interior Fish and Wildlife Service Library.
Sol has a PhD in chemistry and in prior lives, was at IBM for over 29 yrs. where he helped teach a course at Cornell University and the University of Sherbrook (Quebec). Since leaving IBM, he has taught chemistry at Durham Community College, NCCU and recently became emeritus at NC State after several years of teaching and managing the freshman laboratories. He has authored dozens of papers, some book chapters and a laboratory manual and holds several patents. He presents chemistry outreach programs sponsered by NCSU and the American Chemical Society to various schools and at the State Fair and NC Museum of Natural Science.