“As a practicing architect, I have been trained to see with an eye for the beauty that surrounds us in nature and the man-made world. My goal in collecting and combining images is to find new ways to enhance what I’ve seen and photographed, and bring the art form of photography to a new level,” says Manhattan artist and photographer Richard Kadin about his work. Recently he started to incorporate his abstract artwork into his photos with very intriguing mixed media results. Kadin’s photo manipulation is done on his iPhone 12 using images taken with both his phone and his Sony A6000 digital mirrorless camera. Kadin explains that some of his compositions are carefully planned, while others are serendipitous combinations “that just feel right.” He favors printing on heavy weight Hahnemuhle fine art paper as it yields images with a more painterly quality. He also prints on brushed aluminum and under glass for more contemporary effects. Kadin’s photographs are in private collections across the country and his has exhibited his work at New York’s Salmagundi Art Club.