Welcome

We have both been doing this photography thing for a very long time. First as fine art and commercial photographers, then as teachers, and now back into the business of photography and fine arts. Together, we have over 60 years of photographic experience.

Much has changed since we began our creative adventure. From film to digital, large format to 35mm, darkroom to computer – photography is still evolving. We embrace it all, realizing that great images are still about the photographer’s vision and the light that makes it all possible

About Us

Neil Staples

Neil Staples

For 20 years, I was owner and operator of a commercial photography studio in South Florida while teaching part time at a commercial photography school. After returning to school for my master's degree, I became a full time faculty member of the photography department at Virginia Intermont College. When V.I. closed its doors in 2014, I decided to return to the business of photography while again teaching part time, this time at Emory & Henry College.Continue
Nina Rizzo

Nina Rizzo

American artist Henriette Wyeth said  " I love the feeling of a body under dress, in a woman, man or child. . .  Michelangelo sculptures   -   Why do I have so many enthusiasms?  Have I possibly room for them?  I go absolutely mad, I get tearful, my voice shakes, I almost die. "   I feel as if I could have written those words myself.  Drawing, painting, photography, music, any medium that involves working with the hands, senses, spirit, is so intriguing, so satisfying and to be perfectly honest, just so much fun!Continue