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.

Commercial Photographer

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.

Family Life

Raising two creative children, Tiffany and Kyle, with wife and accomplished painter, Mei-Ying, an, provided many photographic opportunities for refining his personal photographic sensibilities.

Software Developer

A sense of creative curiosity encouraged Ron to join the high-tech revolution now in full swing 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 was hired into the collegiate atmosphere of Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he could practice his database knowledge and photograph the natural beauty of the Livermore area.

Fine Art Photographer

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, Foothill College, Saratoga Rotary Art Show and Photo Central Gallery in Hayward California.

In May 2013, Ron’s image ‘Red Lantern Alley’ won first place in the Triton Museum’s 2013 Statewide Photography Exhibition and Competition, where the prize is a solo show in 2014 at the Triton Museum. Additionally, the photograph ‘Shop Girl Number One’ won an honorable mention. Also noteworthy for May 2013, was an additional first place prize at Pacific Art League's 'Light & Dark: Photography Now' exhibit with his 'Total Annular Eclipse Matrix, Hat Creek' photograph.