Byron O'Neal was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, the eldest son of two teachers. Drawn to the arts from an early age, he worked for over a decade in various technical and production positions for live theatre, musical artists, film, and television. His university studies culminated with a degree in Environmental Science and Anthropology, and it is at this intersection between art and the larger human environment where Byron's photographic interests lie.
Now in his second year as a professional photographer, Byron's award-winning work has been shown in numerous gallery shows in the U.S. and Canada. His unique, cutting-edge work also graces the walls of several hotels around the country, and he continues to offer custom photography for discriminating patrons. Currently, Byron makes his home in Oklahoma with his wife, their young son, and two dogs. He enjoys traveling to gather new ideas and subject matter.
The photography of Byron O'Neal blends imagination, satire, emotion, and symbolism in innovative ways. He gleans his inspiration from the world through a lens, sometimes dreamy, sometimes gritty, always creative.
"I want to convey the beauty of our world in some way through each image. It is everywhere, all around us, sometimes in shocking or seemingly mundane places. It can take your breath away with its simplicity. Using images to transmit ideas and feelings transcends the limitations of language the way few other things can.