Zen Photography

Minimalist Photographer - Stone Peng

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Through photos I try to express a message of peace, calm, and beautiful scenery surrounding us in our living environment. I also describe how I create my photos and the feelings I have during that moment. 

Every landscape has its own life and meaning, depending on the viewer’s mood. I try to catch that emotional feeling at specific moments in landscapes, using the Chinese philosophy of life and the aesthetic principles "less is more" and "empty is full" in creating my images. Using primarily white tones in the background lends a simplicity and ethereal purity to a subject that gives you a calm, peaceful, infinitely deep and immeasurable feeling.  The empty space offers the viewer a peaceful feeling and a chance to focus on what it really takes to find balance in life and capture a little piece of it for our self. 

From my photos, I also want people rethinking “being alone” is not bad. It shows that it is beautiful to just be yourself and have confidence inside.  

“Tranquility, simplicity, and beauty are the essence of my photos.”

Announce coming events

  

2018 Art Show Schedule

5/19-20/2018       The East Lansing Art Festival           East Lansing, Michigan

6/1-2/2018           Kalamazoo KIA  Art Fair                    Kalamazoo, Michigan

6/16/2018            Reeds Lake Art Festival                     East Grand Rapids, Michigan

7/6-7/2018           Lake Shore Art Festival                      Muskegon, Michigan

7/14-15/2018       Krasl Art Fair on the Bluff                 St. Joseph, Michigan

9/15-16/2018      Fallasburg Fall Festival for the Art      Lowell, Michigan

12/1/2018           UICA Annual Holiday Artists Market      Grand Rapids, MI

About me and Background

Taking photos since the early 1980’s. Born in Taiwan, Stone Peng is self taught photograhyer .  Stone have lived in Michigan for over 30 years. Stone Peng is a Grand Rapids, Michigan-based national and international award winning photographer. His work has been presented in numerous publications throughout USA, FL, MD, MI, LA, OR, RI and TX. Stone Peng's photos are in public and private collections throughout West Michigan, the United States and beyond. 

M.S. Master of Science, Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, MI, USA 1990 -1991

B.S. Bachelor of Science, Chinese Culture University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1980-1984

Article publish news

1, Photography Book by Stone Peng " Zen photography and my dialogue" coming soon 2/2019

2, Zen Musings, ETC: A Review of General Semantics et cetera.  Volume Seventy-one Number Four.  Oct. 2014.

3, A Note on Photography in a Zen Key, China Media Research 9(3), 2013.

4, Newspaper interview, 2014.

https://www.mlive.com/living/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2014/12/less_is_more_minimalist_photog.html

5, CraftSanity Episode 151: Documenting beauty with minimalist photographer, Wei Shyuan “Stone” Peng




Awards ans Exhibitions

13th Annual Black & White magazine Spider Awards, 2 photos were nominated, 2018  

2018 National Juried Photography Exhibition, Wickford Art Association at North Kingstown, RI. October 19th thru November 11th, 2018 

Hit Me With Your Best Shot Exhibit - Gulf Coast Bird Photography Competition, Lake Charles, LA October 16, 2018 to December 29, 2018

“Honorable Mention Award” for 3 of my photos at 2018 International Photography Award (IPA) professional group. 

57th Annual Greater Michigan Art Exhibition(GMAE), Midland Center for the Arts, Midland, Michigan, Sept. 22 – Nov. 4, 2018.

90th Regional Art Exhibition at Muskegon Museum of Art, Michigan from August 30 to November 7, 2018. 

ArtPrize 10, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2018

“Bronze Medal Award” at 3rd Annual Autumn Exhibition – 2018, Emerald Art Center, Springfield, Oregon, August 28-September 28, 2018.

“The Best Photography” award from Grand Haven Art Festival 2018 held June 23-24, 2018.

Camera USA® 2018: National Photography Exhibition and Award, Naples Art Association Naples, FL, May 2018

Allegany National Photography Competition & Exhibition, Cumberland, MD, April 2018.

CTAC Juried Photography Exhibition Petoskey, Michigan, January 2018

“Honorable Mention Award” for 2 of my photos at International Color Awards, 2018

CTAC Crooked Tree Arts Center Juried Fine Arts Exhibition, Petoskey, Michigan Oct. 2017

CCAN - Center for Contemporary Arts National Juried Competition, Texas, Oct. 2017

12th Annual Black & White magazine Spider Awards, 2 photos were nominated, 2017

The Best Photography Award, Krasl Art Festival on the Bluff, St. Joseph, MI.  July, 2017. 2.

Michigan Fine Arts Competition, Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center, Birmingham, MI.  June, 2017.

The Best Photography Award, East Lansing Art Festival, East Lansing, MI.  May, 2017.

Who's who Member Exhibition, LowellArts, Lowell, MI.  April, 2017

West Michigan Art Competion, LowellArts, Lowell, MI.  February, 2011, 2016, 2017

Collectors Show Spring 2017, ArtPrize HUB, Grand Rapids, MI 2017

4th place, West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI 2017

Celebration of Arts, First Unite Methodist Church, Grand Rapids, MI 2016, 2017

Solo Photo Exhibition, Keeler Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI, October-November, 2016

Invite Show, The Second Glance of ArtPrize 2016, King Gallery, Lowell, MI 2016

My Imagine of Chicago, ArtPrize 2016

Festival of the Arts, 47th Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI. 2005---2018

West Michigan Regional Art Competition, Lowell, MI 2016, 2017

My Imagine of Michigan, ArtPrize 2015

Solo Photography Exhibition, Forest Hills Fine Art Center, Grand Rapids, MI January-February, 2014

3rd place “It will be a Long Winter”, NPR USA Winter Photo completion 2014

Four Season Animal version, ArtPrize 2014

Bamboo Story Series, ArtPrize 2013

"Purchase Award" Festival of the Arts, 44th Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI. 2013

Floating Light Series, ArtPrize 2012

“Purchase Award” Festival of the Arts, 43th Grand Rapids Art Museum, Grand Rapids, MI. 2012

“Long Winter” Black and White Magazine, Animal and Portrait 2012. 

Best in Show, Tulip Art Festival, Holland, MI 2012.

Best in Show, 1st place for “Four Season”, Westminster Presbyterian Church Venue Host 2011 ArtPrize Competition, Grand Rapids, MI 2011.

Purchase Award – 2011 Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI. 2011.

Wendy and Edgar O. Marty Photography Award – 2011 Festival of the Arts, Grand Rapids, MI. 2011.

MI Arts 2011: All Michigan All Media Visual Arts Competition, Holland, MI. 2011

West Michigan Area Show, Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, MI 2007, 2009

Purchase Award, 80th Annual Regional Art Competition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 2008.

Invite Self: Portraits and Narratives show, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 2006.

Purchase Award, The 2006 Regional Juried Fine Arts and Photography Exhibit, The Carnegie Center for the Arts/W.R. Monroe Museum, Three River, MI 2006.

2nd place, American Landmark Photo Contest, Grand Rapids, Michigan 2005.

77th Annual Regional Art Competition, Muskegon Museum of Art, Muskegon, MI 2004, 2005.

The 2005 Regional Juried Fine Arts and Photography Exhibit, The Carnegie Center for the Arts/W.R. Monroe Museum, Three River, MI 2005.

Holland Christmas Friends Art Show, Holland Art Council, Holland, MI 2000

Due Photo Show, Uptown Gallery, Holland, MI 1999.

1st place, Ottawa County Fair Photograph Contest, Michigan, 1998.

Due Photo Show, Uptown Gallery, Holland, MI 1997.

1st place, Focus on Michigan Photograph Holland area Contest, Michigan, 1996.

About

Order Photo and How to Pay


1, 8x12 inches photo on matte finish Fuji Crystal Archive paper.  8X12 : Unframed (11x14 inch with matt) $50 

2, 12x18 photo unframed (16x20 inch with matt) $100.  

3, Different print and framed are available after year 2014. email me before you place order.

4, Pay by Paypal

Q/A

  

Q: What kind of photo paper is used for prints?
A: All photos will be printed at 8x12 and 12x18 inches on matte finish Fuji Crystal Archive paper. 

Q: What is Matted and Framed? 

A: Matted: Prints will be single matted with acid-free cotton mat board.  Framed: Prints will be matted as above and also framed in high quality black color wood frames.  If you need any other color for your frame, please contact me before you place your order. 

Q: What is the size of your prints and frames?
A: All prints are 8x12 inches for landscape photos, or 12x8 inches for portrait photos. Each print comes with a 11*14 inches mat, which will fit into any standard 11*14 frame.  Same as 12x18 inch print each print come with 16x20 inch mat, which will fit into any standard 16x20 frame.


Ordering/Shipping&Handling

Q: Will you ship orders internationally?
A: Yes. We ship orders within US (mat and frame) or internationally (mat only). There is extra shipping cost if orders are shipped internationally.

Q: Is there any tax for my order?
A: No.

Q: Does the listing price include shipping/handling?
A: Yes. We glad to offer free shipping to all destinations.

Q: What is the payment method?
A: Paypal. In Paypal, you can use any major credit cards or electronic check to make payments.

Q: How soon my order will be shipped after I place an order?
A: All order will be shipped out within 14 days (two weeks) after we receive your order and payment.

Q: What is the shipping method?
A: We ship all orders fully insured via FedEx. You will receive a tracking number after your order has been shipped out.

Q: Can I return or exchange my order?
A: It is our desire that you will enjoy your artworks for years to come. If, for any reason, you are dissatisfied with your purchase, you may return it for exchange within three months after the date of purchase. There are no cash refunds.  

Others:

Q: What if I have more questions?
A: Please contact me first before you place your order. Thank you very much for interested in my artworks.

More information

1, Please go to Google search "Stone Peng".

2, All Chinese poems are courtesy of Brian Chiang.

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One (1) 8x12 inch photo with 11x14 inch matt

$50.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Only One (1) 8x12 inch photo with 11x14 inch matt.

If more than one please multiple $50


One (1) 12x18 inch photo with 16x20 inch matt

$100.00

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Only One (1) 12x18 inch photo with 16x20 inch matt.

If more than one please multiple $100