Risen Phoenix is a fine art figurative photographer working in the Minneapolis Arts District. His Black and White imagery prizes the elegant over the erotic.
Raised on the beaches of San Diego California Risen Phoenix studied photography with Bob Schultze at the Art Center in Pasadena. Introduced to the nude photography of Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Imogen Cunningham and Man Ray, studied their composition and their use of light.
The clarity of precise line and form found in nature was visually translated into his early environmental nudes.