About the Artist
For the past 40 years, Swartz has chased photographic opportunities throughout the world. He has accumulated more than 200,000 images from his travel: people, landscapes, animals, flowers, carnivals, fireworks, and hot air ballooning, to name a few of his favorite subjects.
He has received national and international awards in photographic competitions, including three prestigious International Newspaper Awards by Kodak. His photography has been exhibited in juried shows in the tristate area and hangs in private homes as well as in corporate offices from coast to coast. President Bill Clinton owns one of Swartz’s works (“The Saxophonist”). Swartz is a prolific writer and his photographs and articles on photography are frequently seen in popular magazines.
Over the past 30 years, Swartz has been in the forefront of digital manipulation, a technique for which he has coined the word photodigitography. Several of the computer programs used are written by the artist himself.
Swartz’s images have been reviewed by many art critics. They describe his work as “bright and colorful, and his bold lines and brilliant colors put a smile on your face.” “Swartz’s art work captivates the viewer, constantly challenging the eye to see something in sensuous forms and rich folds of color.” The prominent writer Roberta Hershenson of The New York Times wrote, “Swartz produces color-drenched, other worldly photographs…” “the photographs are stunning, displaying a sophisticated grasp of composition and form.” In May 2003, she wrote that Swartz produces “dazzling color images with a touch of the surreal.”
Swartz has been fortunate to travel to some of the world's most majestic sceneries in the United States, Asia, and the Middle East. His photographic works were presented on canvas in his recent show, Reflections, at the Mamaroneck Artists Guild in Larchmont, NY from April 26 to May 14, 2022.