CJ Hockett is a retired US Naval Aviator and physician (MD). CJ travels internationally to photograph wild birds and mammals. Field photography has taken him throughout the United States, Japan, Canada, and the Falkland Islands, with recent emphasis on Vermont, Greater New England and Southern Quebec. His fine art prints, often mistaken as paintings, exhibit a rich, continuous color tone achieved by injecting inks into textured fine art paper and canvas. The prints are light fast for 75-100 years under glass and out of direct sunlight. Archival materials are utilized to mat and frame the prints.
The Focus of my photography is creating iconic images of wildlife that stimulate one’s imagination resulting in an increased awareness and a sense of responsibility for our wildlife and their habitat. As a visual artist, photographer, and print maker I strive to reduce nature to its most basic elements to produce images with a degree of abstract realism.