Raised in the high-tech environment of Santa Clara valley, Ron Dell’Aquila was exposed to both the natural beauty of the surrounding valley and the electronics industry of Silicon Valley. Ron attended San Francisco State University to study fine art photography and computer science.
After graduation, Ron went on to join the Macy’s California photo-advertising studio. He worked his way up through the ranks from darkroom printer to studio photographer. This prepared Ron to manage a photography business specializing in high-end audio and computer product advertising photography. As a side interest, he created an asset management and billing system to run his business.
Raising two creative children, Tiffany and Kyle, with wife and accomplished painter, Mei-Ying, family life provided many photographic opportunities for refining his personal photographic sensibilities.
A sense of creative curiosity encouraged Ron to join the high-tech revolution in the Santa Clara Valley. He joined up with pre-IPO software companies to experience how the entrepreneurial world is run. Learning from these firms, Ron successfully started a consulting practice specializing in user-oriented database applications. Eventually, Ron joined Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he could practice his database knowledge and photograph the natural beauty of the Livermore area.
Now that Tiffany and Kyle are independently pursuing creative endeavors respectively as an architect/fencer and industrial designer, Ron has returned to his original passion of art photography. His current body of work, Organic Landscapes, combines a strong sense of design, with an appreciation of gentle light and textures.
Ron has been exhibiting his work at venues such as the Triton Museum, Santa Clara, Pacific Art League, Palo Alto, Krause Center for Innovation gallery at Foothill College, Saratoga Rotary Art Show and Photo Central Gallery in Hayward California.