New Zealand Landscape
Huntington Witherill (1949- ) was born in Syracuse, New York. As a child, Witherill's family moved to Southern California. At age seven, he gave his first public piano recital at the University of Southern California. Following high school, he went on to study two-dimensional design and electronic music at the University of California at Los Angeles. At age 21, he began photographing with a 4x5" view camera and added landscape photography to his agenda while studying at the California Institute of the Arts. Witherill has studied under great photographers such as Ansel Adams, Wynn Bullock, Steven Crouch and Al Weber. Witherill is not alone in his musical realm -- the photographers Ansel Adams, Don Worth, Charles Cramer and Paul Caponigro studied piano before the camera. In 1971, Witherill attended the Ansel Adams Summer Workshop in Yosemite. He then studied and worked as a commercial photographer in the Los Angeles area. The following year, he moved to the Monterey Peninsula where he resided until 1994. He has instructed many photographic workshops, been exhibited and collected internationally, including the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto, Japan, The Monterey Peninsula Museum of Art and the Hewlitt Packard Corporation in Cupertino, California. His work can be found in many private and public collections and is noted for their black and white landscapes.