About Phoenix Imagery Press, LLC

Phoenix Imagery Press was formed as a publishing company to allow us to self publish our photography driven books and to provide publishing assistance to other authors. Due to the long time involvement each of us has in photography we have also offered a selection of our images for editorial and stock photography needs and marketed some of our personal work as framed limited edition Fine Art pieces, matted prints, and high quality notecards. The photography portion of the business has since taken on a life of it’s own and we are expanding it to include more art exhibits and venues as time permits. Additionally we offer, on a limited basis, product and event photography in the Central Maryland and surrounding area. Contact us with your specific photography needs to check the availability of these services.

Our current book
America’s Road can be found at many locations along the route of the historic National Road as it winds from Baltimore, MD to East St. Louis, IL. Take a moment to click on the sites shown on our “links” page for additional information. Information on our upcoming book Among These Hallowed Grounds will be added as it becomes available.

About Cynthia and Russell Poole

We will continue to add more images and galleries in the coming weeks and have now setup a selection of images that may be purchased directly from our photography galleries. Both the number of images / galleries and images available as prints for sale or to be licensed for editorial use will continue to evolve and grow over the coming months. Check back regularly to see the latest works.

Cynthia Poole is a life long artist who has worked in painting, sculpture, and photography and worked as a teacher in the Maryland school system providing students with an education in art. During the past few years Cindy has concentrated on her photography and refined her images to most accurately reflect her interests and unique vision.

Russell Poole, interested in photography since his early years, has worked at various times as a photojournalist, event photographer, Fine Art photographer, and provider of editorial and stock photographs for textbooks, magazines, and advertising. He created all but three of the images used in his book
America’s Road a photo and text documentation of America’s first Federally funded highway in addition to authoring the text and creating the layout and design of the book. Along the way Russ has participated in art shows throughout the Mid Atlantic region and into the Northeastern United States. His photography work has been juried into numerous regional and national shows and has received recognition and numerous awards along with being in numerous private collections.

Both Cynthia and Russell are actively involved in the Frederick, MD area arts community and are active members of the Frederick Arts Council and the Frederick County Art Association in addition to supporting the efforts of fellow area artists. Russell is a past member of the American Society of Magazine Photographers (ASMP) and the Professional Photographers of America (PPA) and a past and current member of the National Association of PhotoShop Professionals (NAPP).

We create our photographs using modern digital cameras as we find the process from the initial digital capture to the final image to be complementary to our methods of working. Aside from minor cropping, color correction, or an occasional artistic image there is minimal processing performed on our images as we prefer they be as accurate a representation of the scenes we capture as is possible. We continue to maintain the necessary equipment to provide film based slides or black & white images both for some of our personal projects and in the event a film based image is required to fulfill a customer request.