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About tpsgreg

My name is Greg Kerekes and I am a Naturalist. I have a fascination with the natural world and I want to share what I discover to remind people what they are a part of. I consider photography a necessary means for capturing the magnificent beauty I experience in the neighboring wild. With my photography, I hope to preserve events as a way of validating their existence in order to focus attention toward the taken for granted connection between all objects in the universe. My photography promotes exploration, personal discovery, and acquisition of knowledge through the passing of time, experience, and persistence but most of all the connection between us known as the circle of life. I began to realize the connection with my environment at a young age. I grew up along the American River in Sacramento, California. My spare time as an adolescent was spent biking, hiking; studying the plants and animals; and catching butterflies along the river parkway. My experience wasn’t restricted to the American River; every Summer my family would take a road trip to a National Park somewhere in the United States: Yosemite, Yellowstone, Grand Canyon, Everglades and many others. I picked up a camera in 2005 after realizing that catching butterflies was destructive. I can study the butterflies through pictures without causing them any harm. With this realization, my world expanded and I was now able to study anything I wanted in this manner. I began to photograph plants, insects, birds, reptiles, amphibians, mammals, and the habitats they live in. After High School I attended Sacramento City College where I learned the digital and darkroom process and began making digital and silver gelatin prints. After the completion of my Certificate in Photography at Sacramento City College I moved to San Jose and began attending San Jose State University. At this institution I began to explore the antique processes of photography like Cyanotype and Gum Dichromate which use exposures from the sun rather than a light from an enlarger in the darkroom to create the image. Currently, I spend my time documenting the wild, natural life in San Jose working to coexist with the urban environment. I continue to travel extensively every year to further the tradition of natural exploration instilled by my parents. My objective is to set an example, raise awareness, and make a difference for the betterment of our society and planet, all while photographing what drives me the most, the connection between us and our environment.

The Film Series

A documentary series by Greg Kerekez, the title:“Silicon Valley of the Heart’s Delight” is a play on names associated with Santa Clara County: “Silicon Valley” combined with a historical term for the South Bay: “Valley of the Heart’s Delight.” Before … Continue reading

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San Jose Beaver Rescue

Mama Beaver has been Rescued! Thank you to all who helped out: Wildlife Emergency Services from Moss Landing, City of San Jose Park Rangers, Guadalupe River Park Conservancy, Urban Wildlife Research Project, Happy Hallow Zoo Staff, Wildlife Center of Silicon … Continue reading

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Red Fox-Vulpes vulpes

One recent morning, while out just before sunrise, I encountered a curious Red Fox. It met my stare with a calm, lonesome look and seemed to enjoy my company. As I took portraits of the fox it rolled in the … Continue reading

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Red Breasted Sap Sucker

The Red Breasted Sap Sucker is a rare spot for birders in downtown San Jose, California. Signs of the Sap Sucker’s presence are rows of holes bored into tree trunks and branches. They partake of the trees sap by carving … Continue reading

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Early Spring along the Guadalupe River

The last week of March along the Guadalupe River in San Jose, CA was full of the common indications of Spring: heavy rain,  mating rituals, nest building, and chick rearing.  I observed a Mocking Bird collecting man made materials along … Continue reading

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Guadalupe River Spring Cleanup: April 30, 2011

This April, join fellow citizens of San Jose in cleaning up the local waterway, the Guadalupe River. This event will be rewarding as well as educational. During the cleanup we will be surveying and identifying wildlife; as well as dissecting the … Continue reading

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Water Bottle 101

Photograph taken       Jan 20, 2011. Take their water, package it in poison, then sell it back to them. The World Water Market is currently grossing 7 billion dollars per year. Corporations have pumped municipal water supplies dry and … Continue reading

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