Lou Oates

Born: Chicago, IL 1940
Entrepreneur and small business owner for 40 years.
Landscape and Fine Art Photographer full time since 1997.
Currently creating large scale canvas and print photographs for numerous galleries, private collectors, and museums in Arizona.


"I love to produce art that can be appreciated for the beauty it offers. To accomplish that I visualize each scene as I would like to see it in it's final presentation, whether hanging in my own home, in an art gallery, or in the home or office of a customer. I picture the final size and color scheme, usually before making the exposure. That visualization may require as many as a dozen shots that must later be combined for the final image.

The result are unique images that grace hundreds of homes and businesses around the world. If some would term this commercial art, so be it. It gets me out of the house and into some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. Works for me."

Lou Oates