My name is Eduardo del Solar. I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. Presently I reside in the Boston area of the USA. I recently retired as a computer teacher from the Boston public schools. For more than 30 years a great deal of my job took place inside the confines of school walls. Nature photography provided me a distinct break from the work that goes on inside a classroom. During the week ends and vacations, I found myself quite ready to go at, or before, sunrise. These are times when the light seems to be so sweet and the natural world is so transformed. Now that I am retired, I am free to pursuit what I like doing best!
In the last ten years I have been concentrating in nature photography. From December 2005 to December 2006 I engaged in a one year project at the Boston Nature Center, my local Audubon site, with the purpose of honing my photographic skills and advancing my web design skills. I then became engaged in a three to five year Birds of the Americas project, a project that has taken me to places like Peru, Costa Rica, Galapagos, Canada, Iceland, the Southwest and New England. I have taken many trips to Peru to get my collection started. My goal is to photograph what is available to me in the New England area all the way down to my native country.
In 2011 I started a project with Goldenrod, an environmental agency at Plymouth Long Beach, an Important Bird Area that has nesting colonies of Piping Plovers, terns and gulls. My goal was to photograph the seasons through an entire year, a project that took me a year and a half to complete. Recently I am working on a tango project, another way to capture the dynamics of movement, feeling and connection.