George Fellner, a photographer and an architect, is committed to a dual life-path involving visual discovery and design, relating to both the natural and built environments.  Inspired by his travels as well as his in-depth involvement with photo essays, George’s photographic subjects include landscape, architecture, travel, portrait, and objects of nature.  The focus of his present work: Imaginary Realms reveals an endless search for the abstractions of reality.  His process involves the macro-photography of stones and crystals, offering limitless material for evocative images.

George’s photographs have been published in books, journals, magazines, travel guides, and business publications.  In addition, his limited edition prints have been exhibited in art galleries and in permanent art collections.  His passion for photography was sparked while studying architecture and design.  George received a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Virginia Tech and a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida.  Now, with over 30 years as principal of Fellner Architects, he continues to utilize his design sensitivities for creative photography. 

The integrated use of form, context, composition, light, color, and texture are both consciously as well as subliminally incorporated in George’s photographs.  The approach to his photography can be summed up: As a form of expression, the photographic process gives one the opportunity to observe and redefine the natural and man-made environment in unique and surprising ways.  It is a visual means to celebrate reality, explore its abstractions, and discover worlds within worlds.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member of East Haddam Art League
Member of New Britain Museum of American Art
Associate Member of Connecticut Academy of Fine Arts
Past President/Program Director of Connecticut Valley Camera Club (2006-2008)
Member of Connecticut Valley Camera Club (2003-2019)
Registered Architect: State of CT
Member of the American Institute of Architects: Connecticut Chapter
President of AIA Connecticut (2017)
Member of AIA Connecticut Board of Directors (2012-2018)
Member of AIA New England Board of Directors (2017)
Member of Connecticut Architecture Foundation Board of Directors (2016-2019)
Member of AIA Connecticut Committee on the Environment (2003-2019)
LEED AP - Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design - Accredited Professional
Member of US Green Building Council
Adjunct Instructor at University of Hartford, College of Engineering, Technology, & Architecture
Member of National Council of Architectural Registration Boards
Member of Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation
Member of Haddam/East Haddam Chamber of Commerce
Member of East Haddam Business Association


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