Dieter Hessel was born in Ottawa and has lived and worked in Toronto since graduating with a degree in Photographic Arts at Ryerson University in 1979. His extensive work with editorial and commercial clients has helped to hone his technical and artistic skills, developing a style strong in design and composition. He applies these same sensibilities to his fine art images, always accentuating the quality of light and working to unearth the best in any subject. The revolution in digital processes has allowed for even greater exploration in his work. In a world as visually complex as ours, it is sometimes difficult to recognize or distill the hidden beauty that surrounds us and through his imagery he hopes to reveal what is often unseen.