Portrait: Stanley SingerStan Singer’s career as a financial advisor has inspired his perception of the world around him when creating photographic images. Looking at the big picture, communicating with individuals, reading between the lines, being alert to details, interpreting body language, comprehending the interaction between people and their environment, and using intangibles while leading efforts to a successful conclusion, guide his art. He tries to look into people, as well as at them. While pondering a scene, he not only is conscious of what the scene is, but what it is about. Composition, more easily falls into place as these elements direct his thinking. His subjects are very varied and range from colorful and beautiful scenery, to street photography, to black and white candid portraits expressing emotion of the moment. His sense is that there are worthy images everywhere and enjoys the challenge of finding them.<

One thought that continually passes through his mind is “what does this picture represent that I have not seen before.” The images that he seeks have to be honest, not contrived, representations of life. He finds that his greatest satisfaction is in expressing an experience, rather than recording a scene. When others see his work, he hopes that they ponder the sentiment expressed in the image and that perhaps it reminds them of a moment in their own life.

Stan has won numerous awards and recognition for his images. His photographs appeared in the February and March 2007 issues of Shutterbug magazine and in the March 2007 issue of Cowboys and Indians magazine (billed as the premier magazine of the West). In the latter's 2007 annual photography contest, he won first prize in the portrait category for his black and white image of a cowboy. He has also been published in the Philadelphia Inquirer. Two of his images won Merit Awards and were published in the February 2008 special issue of Black and White magazine. His photograph, "Feelin' Jazzy" appeared in the March 2008 issue of Shutterbug magazine. Stan's image of "Winging It" appeared in the October 2008 issue of Shutterbug. In the March 2009 issue of Shutterbug magazine, Stan's photograph of "Fall Welcome" was published. His image of “George’s Lake” was highlighted in the May/June 2008 issue of Pennsylvania magazine. Stan's image of "Help Me" won a Gold Award and "Dressy Lady" won a Merit Award and was published in the February 2009 issue of Black & White Magazine. This issue highlighted the winners of its 2009 annual international photography competition. Stan's image entitled "Mummer's Kiss" was a winner in the Philly Photo Challenge. It was a competition sponsored by and the Woodmere Art Museum, and was displayed in this Philadelphia museum during October and November 2009. In the February 2010 issue of Black and White Magazine, which highlights winners of that publication's international photography competition, two of Stan's photographs appeared. His images of "Striper" and that of "Smokin' Mama" won awards. In the May 2010 special issue of Color Magazine, his images of "Shooting Star," as well as "Different Strokes," and "Stilted" appear, having won awards in the magazine's annual international competition. On January 3, 2011, National Geographic editors selected "Stilted" as one of the twelve best photographs submitted to the magazine on that day. Shutterbug magazine, in its May 2011 issue, also published his image of "Different Strokes." In February 2012 The Longboat Observer (Longboat Key, Florida) published Stan's photograph of "Sunset Drama." In the April 2012 issue of B&W+Color Magazine, his images of "Faded Hope" and "Plate Sellers" appeared, having won awards in the magazine's annual international photography contest. Stan was a "Featured Photographer" in a special fall 2012 Animals and Portraiture issue of Black and White magazine. His images of "Hindsight" and "Look At Me" were published. In December 2012, the Longboat Key Observer (Longboat Key, Florida), selected "Sunset Drama" as one of the seven best weather related images submitted to the newspaper and published in 2012.

In March 2013, The Longboat Key Observer published Stan's image of "Head Cloud. "In January 2014, The Longboat Key Observer published Stan's photograph of "Palm Sunset." In May 2014, as a result of his participation in the annual international competition sponsored by The Photo Review, Stan's image of "Charlie" was selected for a special web exhibition of faces. His photos of "Out on a Limb" and "Charlie" (Awarded Honorable Mention) were selected to be exhibited in a juried photography show held in September 2014 at the Abington Art Center, located in a suburb of Philadelphia. In December 2014, the Longboat Key Observer (Longboat Key, Florida), selected "Palm Sunset" as one of the best weather related images submitted to the newspaper and published in 2014. In the March 2015 Juried Art Show of The Longboat Key Center for the Arts (a division of the Ringling College of Art and Design in Sarasota), Stan's image of "Out on a Limb" was awarded the Achievement Award for Photography and his photograph of "Charlie" won Honorable Mention. Stan was honored to have two of his photographs, Keneseth Israel 1 and 2 accepted into a juried exhibit held at The State Museum of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, PA from October 25, 2015 to April 30, 2016. This exhibit highlighted mid-20th century Pennsylvania Modern Architecture. In January 2016, The Longboat Key Observer (Sarasota, Florida) published Stan's image of Longboat Rainbow. Stan's photograph of "Prom Date" was published in the February 2016 issue of Shutterbug magazine. In March 2016, three of Stan's photographs were exhibited in a juried art show at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts, a division of the Ringling College of Art and Design (Sarasota, Florida). Also, in March 2016 Stan's image of "Out of Town" was published in the Longboat Key Observer (Sarasota, FL area). Stan's photograph of "Out on a Limb" was published in the September/October 2016 issue of Pennsylvania Magazine. His image of "Out of Town" was selected by the Longboat Key Observer as the 2016 photograph of the year.