.:ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER :.
.:Biography of Julián Monge-Nájera
Julián Monge-Nájera is a Costa Rican published photographer specializing in art figure, and in tropical organisms and scenery.
He has taught scientific photography in the School of Biology and in the International Electron Microscopy Program of the University of Costa Rica.
He has three decades of experience as a photographer and his photographs have been published in books and journals in Europe, the USA and Costa Rica. In the beginning, he personally worked on all stages, from developing the film to printing in black and white, and in color, using Agfa technology. In later years he has evolved towards professional digital photography.
He specializes in scientific and artistic photography. His scientific photography concentrates on Neotropical flora and fauna, specially invertebrates.
His art photography concentrates on portraits and nudes of Latin American subjects. His work is internationally recognized and his photography website has been recommended by Peter Marshal of the Royal Photographic Society.
His basic equipments have been SLR Yashica and Nikon cameras, and Epson and Canon digital cameras. Along the years he has acquired experience with Ilford, Agfa, Kodak and Fuji films.
He is in his middle age, a happily married father of a boy and a girl who began to play with his father's camera when aged 18 months. He earns his bread (no butter, for health reasons) in an academic job that is not totally unrelated with photography and dedicates most of his free time to his family, but always returns to photography when he has a chance.
.:How to contact me
San José, Costa Rica
©1996-2004 Julian Monge-Najera, Costa Rica.