As a life-long designer and art director, I intuitively view subject matter in two dimensions. "Reducing" matter into shapes, textures, colors, and eliminating all forms of distractions. This is how I define abstract art; more specifically, abstract photography.

Regardless of content: An iconic orange dune of Namibia, a road's subtle curve, a beautifully-designed building; the great majority of my images reflect how I interpret what I intuitively see.

-Dennis Barnett, February 2019, Chicago, Illinois



I am an instructor of photography and design at the Highland Park Art Center in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Illinois, where I teach Composition; Camera Basics; Abstract Photography; and Graphic Design, beginning in April, 2019, where we discover new ways of looking at form, color, and texture.

I am also available for private instruction. I emphasize the philosophy of how we see our environment and the concept of creative viewing, concentrating on creating unique images, and why we use we use the tools we choose; the end result being more enjoyment of the art. Please contact me for additional information and availability.



I am available for a wide breadth of assignments. My clients have included individuals, companies, universities, and non-profit organizations. Additional samples of my work are available upon request.

All images on this site are for sale. Please enquire. 


The ancient pyramids of Giza, Egypt.

The ancient pyramids of Giza, Egypt.