Phillip has been photographing the natural world for over forty years. He worked mainly with 35mm film for many years and eventually graduated to medium and large format photography. However, with the onset of the digital revolution, Phillip switched from film to full-frame professional digital cameras and powerful post-processing programs. Programs like Photoshop put Phillip in control of the entire process of making beautiful images and digital cameras allowed for unlimited experimentation. He's never had any formal training in photography so that experimentation was critical to helping him sharpen his instincts and develop his skills.
Phillip holds a Ph.D. in Geology and has worked in the academic and environmental remediation and protection arenas. This background and training have proven to be immensely helpful in locating unusual landscapes to photograph. So many grand landscapes owe their existence to geological processes. Phillip finds the art of geology to be a natural extension of the science of geology.
Phillip has won numerous awards in international photography competitions and has been published in Arizona Highways, Nature's Best Photography, Backpacker Magazine, Outdoor Photographer, and others. Today Phillip produces stunning fine art photographs sought after by collectors.
"I hope you enjoy my photographs and that they inspire you to help protect our beautiful wild places." -Phillip Noll
2016: Phillip received four Excellence awards from the EPSON International Pano Awards: "Summer Narrows" Gold Award, "Sacred Mountain" Silver Award, "Terra Nova" Silver Award, and "Big City Nights" Bronze Award.
2016: "Terra Nova" won 3rd place in the Arizona Highways Photo Contest
2014: "Three Leaves" was selected as a "Semi-Finalist" in the Windland Smith Rice International Competition put on by Nature's Best Photography magazine
2014: "Symphony of Light" was selected as an "Honarable Mention" in the "Wilderness Forever" competition hosted by Nature's Best Photography magazine and was included in the Wilderness Forever Exhibit at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington DC
2013: "Radiance" received the "Highly Honored" designation in the Windland Smith Rice International Competition put on by Nature's Best Photography magazine and was published in the Fall/Winter issue of Nature's Best Photography magazine
2013: "Radiance", "Three Leaves", "Evening Thunderstorm", and "Grand Canyon Monsoon" were selected as "Semi-Finalists" in the Windland Smith Rice International Competition put on by Nature's Best Photography magazine
2013: "Evening Thunderstorm" was selected as a "Semi-Finalist" in the Outdoor Photographer magazine "The American Landscape" contest and was published in the book of the same name
Karen Wray Gallery, Los Alamos, New Mexico | October 20, 2017 - November 20, 2017
Del Norte Credit Union, White Rock, New Mexico | July 26, 2016 - October 17, 2016
Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, Washington DC | September 3, 2014 - Summer, 2015
Subtratum Gallery, Durango, Colorado | June, 2014
Colorado State Capitol Rotunda, Denver, Colorado | March, 2005
10th Annual Los Alamos Photographer's Show, Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos, New Mexico | February 3, 2005 - February 26, 2005
Barnes & Noble Art Wall display, Colorado Springs, Colorado, February 1, 2005 - February 28, 2005.
9th Annual Los Alamos Photographer's Show, Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos, New Mexico | February 5, 2004 - February 28, 2004
8th Annual Los Alamos Photographer’s Show, Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos, New Mexico | January 30, 2003 - February 28, 2003
Los Alamos Photography Club Showcase, The Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos, New Mexico
7th Annual Los Alamos Photographer’s Show, Mesa Public Library, Los Alamos, New Mexico | January 30, 2002 - February 28, 2002