Awards and Honors

Darrell W Staggs

First Place

Delaware Beach Life Magazine Photo Contest

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Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other's eyes for an instant?    — Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Welcome to the Photography of Darrell Staggs “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.“ This quote from Henry David Thoreau has provided a definition and direction for my photography in the years since my transition from simply capturing shots to creating images. The Creation of an image must begin first with a creation by Nature or Man, then the eye to Look, the mind to See, and then the finger to push the button to Capture the image. That process has led to a vision that my images must be Personal, and not Predictable. Although the artist was formally trained as an engineer, visitors should not expect extended discussion of the technical attributes of creating images – except, perhaps, the instances where a technical failure has led to a visual success.

 The Artist: Darrell Staggs Mooresville, IN Husband of 39 years, Father of 3 sons, Grandfather of 3, plus 2 golden retrievers Retired chemical engineer after 38 years in petroleum and pharmaceutical engineering. Photographer 40 years. Email:

Best in Show

National Park Photo Contest Winner

Honorable Mention

(Digital Art & Photography)

"Reflecting on a Tiger Lily"

by Darrell Staggs Metal Print, 20" x 24"

Fusion Art 2nd Annual Leaves & Petals

February 2017 Online Exhibition

Palm Springs

"There are always flowers for those who want to see them." ~Henri Matisse

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Fusion Art 2nd annual leaves & petals

Reflecting on a Tiger Lilly

Clowes Memorial Hall Exhibit

October 2016

Full Exhibit

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Porsche Magazine Cover

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Echoes Magazine

I am happy to hear your comments or questions!

  • T.y. Griffith

    on March 10, 2017

    My daughter and I enjoyed meeting and speaking with you today in the CCA Gallery in Carmel. Your week is very appealing. Thank you for taking the time to share some thoughrs on your creative process. Looking forward to seeing your future works...

  • Toni Roloff

    on January 14, 2017

    Love your work. I have one piece in my home and I receive lots of positive comments. Also, I enjoy sharing your calendar in my office. It is a lovely addition and provides creative ideas about life.

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