Arts & Culture
With nature's beauty all around, photography is certainly an art form in Rappahannock County. We owe thanks to the many skilled and creative photographers who have generously contributed their work to this website. If there is a particular image that interests you, please email us and we will help you get in touch with that photographer. Below is a list of the primary contributors to this site.
KEVIN ADAMS is a representational landscape painter and a photographer as well as a proprietor of the Gay Street Inn in the Town of Washington. Kevin's paintings hang in public and private collections, including the U.S. State Department's Art in Embassies Program. Glacier National Park and Grand Canyon National Park have commissioned collections of his work to celebrate park anniversaries. A former Marine Corps officer who served as a combat artist, Adams was once invited by the then-Soviet government to accompany a touring exhibition of his work in cities across Russia.
GARY ANTHES is a professional journalist and photographer. He offers his photos through Middle Street Gallery in the Town of Washington and through Old Rag Photography in Sperryville. He is a strict user of digital photography and has strict principles that limit its application. He is passionate about his photography and tries to avoid bringing any pre-conceived style to his work. His photographs may be found at his website.
KIM BEALLE started her company, D&K Design, in 1995. The award-winning firm provides innovative design, writing, editing, photography, printing and website services. Kim moved to Sperryville in 2002, where she enjoys an inspirational view of Old Rag Mountain from her studio. In addition to contributing photographs, D&K also designed this website and the county's tourism guide, Rappahannock County, Virginia — A Visitor's Guide.
E. RAYMOND BOC became serious about photography in the 70s. A former civil engineer in New York City, he took courses at the New School and the International Center for Photography in NYC, studying under a number of well-respected photographers of that time. He was among a group of 10 artists and photographers who founded and operated the 22 Wooster Gallery in NYC. Since retiring, he has moved exclusively into digital photography, though he is not one to manipulate images. Ray is actively involved in the Rappahannock community, engaged professionally in his artistry and in documenting community events. His work is available at the House on Water Street and at Old Rag Photography Gallery in Sperryville.
RICHARD LYKES, recently deceased, was beloved by everyone in Rappahannock County, where he volunteered his time and talents as photographer and journalist during his many years as a local resident. His work will be appreciated by all for many years to come.
TED PELLEGATTA, a favorite local photographer, specializes in scenic photography of Rappahannock County and other awe-inspiring locations. Visit the galleries in Sperryville and Washington for a wide selection of framed photographs. Ted shot the stunning image used on this website's home page, as well as the cover of the county's tourism guide, Rappahannock County, Virginia — A Visitor's Guide.
JOY LORIEN is an amateur photographer who has had the privilege of working at the highest peak on Skyline Drive for more than 25 years. She has been so moved by the scenes there that she has for many years shared a webcam of photographs with family and friends. Joy, who also writes poetry and songs, grew up in Washington, D.C., and moved permanently to the Rappahannock area at age 19. She has raised three children and now enjoys being a grandmother.
HAZEL ZINN-DAY was born and raised in Culpeper and made Rappahannock her home in 1980. Her grandfather came to Rappahannock County in 1938 and logged in the Amissville area. Hazel has worked with the local 4-H program for many years. She also has helped with the American Heart Association, Relay for Life Cancer fundraiser and Girl Scouts, and she has served on the board of Social Services. She enjoys taking photographs of nature, people and skies of Rappahannock County.
CARL ZITZMANN started his freelance photography business in Amissville about seven years ago, following a 17-year career at George Mason University. He was the university's photographer for eight years before moving to its TV studio as a producer/director and then production manager. Going back to the 1970s, Carl was quite the nature lover, a regular visitor to Rappahannock County and a backpacker in Shenandoah National Park. He decided to make a permanent move to Rappahannock County in 2001. Carl's specialties include freelance photojournalism, photo retouching and restoration, business portraits and small product photography. He has an office and studio in his Amissville home.
Rappahannock Artists & Artisans
Chateauville Foundation & the Performing Arts
The Theatre at Washington, Virginia
The Rappahannock Association for the Arts & the Community