The Official Wildlife and Fine Art Photographer of the State of Florida
Renowned Fine Art Photographer Alan S. Maltz is a true romantic. The ethereal nature of light inspires him to create imagery that is both immediate and eternal, abstract and impressionistic. Whether photographing the subtleties of wildlife or the charms of daily life, this self-taught artist does not use shortcuts to achieve virtuosity; instead, he follows the light.
Maltz has been designated the "Official Fine Art Photographer for the State of Florida" by VISIT FLORIDA and "The Official Wildlife Photographer of Florida" by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida. His art is represented in private, public and corporate collections throughout the world. Among them are: Carter Presidential Library in Atlanta, GA; The Ritz-Carlton in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Suncoast Hospice in Clearwater, FL; Canson in Caen, France; and Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. Sixty of his fine art images are on permanent exhibition at the Southwest Florida International Airport in Fort Myers, FL. These commissioned, limited edition pieces hang in large format (72"x 52") and capture the allure of everyday life in the natural world.
His acclaimed books have received numerous honors and recognition. Both Key West Color (1995) and Miami City of Dreams (1997) were named "Best Coffee Table Book of the Year" by the National Association of Independent Publishers. Florida... Beyond the Blue Horizon (2006) was selected as the "Official Welcome Gift for Super Bowl XLI" and received numerous awards, including "Best Florida Book for Adults" and "Best Interior Design" by the Florida Publishers Association. Visions of Beauty — Fort Myers, Sanibel & Beyond... (2010), has received much acclaim from the media, local government, corporate and private sectors of Lee County, FL. His fifth book, Journey Through Paradise
Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades was released in January, 2014. He is currently working on his sixth book, Old Florida...An Artistic Interpretation, release date TBD.
National and regional publications have featured his work, including The New Yorker, Robb Report, US Airways magazine, Publishers Weekly, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, New York Post, ARTnews, Newsday and O, The Oprah Magazine. The Alan S. Maltz Gallery, established in 1999, is located on Duval Street in Old Town Key West and features his cutting-edge fine art, innovative framing designs and published works. Alan and his family enjoy the tranquility of nature from their home in the lower Florida Keys.