Rudy began dabbling in photography during the first Gulf war while serving in the USAF. During the course of his military career, he found himself carrying a camera on most trips, excited to capture new landscapes and events.


In 2001, while stationed in West Africa, he purchased his first digital camera and put together a portfolio about the Sahara, which eventually turned into a book. After he retired in 2009, he teamed up with world-renowned photographer, Frank Ruggles who became a friend and mentor.
In late 2015, Rudy released his first series of large platinum/palladium prints, after spending a week with Hidden Light selecting and perfecting the series.
Rudy’s passion for landscape photography keeps him on the road throughout the US and across the world, looking for new adventures.

Rudy Atallah