The world of light, colors, shapes and textures coupled with high speed imparts an energy to the observer. In my show Macro Magic I have combined my love for nature, water, engineering and science to create a series of close-up photographic art images. Most of my photo art includes elements of nature and everyday life that are captured in a studio. The liquid shapes are created through a series of water drop collisions that produce vibrant shapes and patterns. This innovative process requires numerous hours to create miniature worlds that are not always easy to see by the human eye. My favorite question is, “How did you create that image?”
My formal training was at Bakersfield College where I studied photography and digital arts. I am a member of the Bakersfield Art Association where I display monthly themed art projects and my photography has been published through Bakersfield Magazine, Bakersfield Lifestyle Magazine, Getty Images, The Bakersfield Californian, Kern Business Journal, Water Association of Kern County and a number of other business and trade publications.
I am a registered Civil Engineer and work for the Kern County Water Agency as the Engineering and Groundwater Services Manager. I grew up in Walker Basin with my parents Lou and Rosmarie Varga and attended school in Lake Isabella. My wife Jeanne and I have been married 30 years and have three children Michael, Michelle and Megan and our granddaughter Eva.