Featured Photographer of December 2014:
RJ LaMendola graduated at the top of his class with a Bachelor's in Arts Degree from the Brooks Institute where he routinely possessed his class's top portfolio. The artist is blessed with the eye of a painter that appreciates the subtlety for composition, light and color. His skill enables the metamorphosis from the banal to art.
RJ's roots are in Chicago and his time spent on the dunes of Lake Michigan germinated his passion for art. He is able to capture the pure essence of everything he photographs, and he develops a genuine connection with his subjects. He is intensely curious and looks for inspiration in everything.
As the artist found inspiration in the natural beauty of Lake Michigan he now finds revelation in the Blue Pacific's expanse. He's an avid surfer and devotes time and talent to his charity work for those less fortunate.