RonStarr Portrait

Ron Starr has been creating his personal imagery for over 30 years. He was first introduced to fine art photography at The Center of the Eye in Aspen, CO. It was there that he met and studied with Nathan Lyons, Jerry Uelsman, Minor White and Fredrick Sommer , among others. After moving to California, he went on to study with Pirkle Jones and later Oliver Gagliani. His work was first shown in "The Land ", an exhibition organized by Bill Brandt at The Victoria and Albert Museum in London. The late Shirley C. Burden, one of the original founders of Aperture Magazine, was an early collector of his photographs. Numerous private collectors continue to seek out his work. Ron's images have been exhibited and published nationally and internationally.

RON STARR About His Work:

" My photographs are about things sensed rather than seen, a fragile world just beyond my grasp. The visual image becomes the mouthpiece of this expression, creating a kaleidoscope of form, texture and light. Working with a camera, I often feel like an archeologist on a dig making discoveries, but unable to decode the secrets. It is this lingering on the brink of understanding that keeps me engaged and always intrigued."

David Best writes in B&W Magazine:

"Starr's photographs are abstract, enigmatic, mysterious and unconventional. He waits for a intuitive moment, a revelation, more visceral than visual. He is excited more by what he senses and feels rather than any literal interpretation of the real world."


"I feel quite strongly about his photographs. His vision is alive and penetrating, supported by a fine sense of craft."

Prints In Collections:

  • Baltimore Museum of Art
  • Berkeley Art Museum and PFA at UC Berkeley
  • Bibliothéque Nationale
  • Brooklyn Museum of Art
  • Cantor Center for the Arts at Stanford University
  • De Saisset Museum at Santa Clara University
  • Godwin-Ternbach Museum at Queens College
  • Houston Museum of Fine Arts
  • International Center for Photography
  • Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • New Orleans Museum of Art
  • New York City Public Library (Gift of Shirley C. Burden)
  • Victoria and Albert Museum
  • Private Collections