Welcome to the visual world of Imagination Nature.
Here, you will find the photography of Dell R. Cullum.
He presently resides in his home town of East Hampton, New York, where he is surrounded by amazing ocean shore sunrises and an abundance of magnificent wildlife.
Dell's passion for wildlife has taken him around the world, filming much of our spectacular wildlife.
Dell shoots both in vivid colors and black and white. Although he is best known for his stunningly "close up and personal" wildlife photography, he is well accomplished in ALL genres and styles, particularly landscapes, aerial, action, models and fashion.
He hosts multiple photography workshop series during the summer months, has work in both gallery events and establishments all over the Hamptons, and was a credited contributing photographer for the East Hampton Star newspaper, and EAST Magazine, until he left in Nov. 2017 after 6 years. Whether it's about his photography, passion for wildlife or crusade to end litter on the east end, Dell has been written about in many newspapers from the New York Times and Newsday to all the local papers and magazines in the Hamptons.
He has also produced several local films including two local television programs. His popular
"Imagination Nature" television show is 19 episodes and counting, with 4 one hour specials.
Dell also released his first book in November of 2015 titled, "Eden of East Hampton: Village Nature Trail". Originally started in 2012 to be a photo book, it has evolved into a historical record of a very special location in East Hampton Village. Many local authorities helped make this book special with their contributions. The first print of 250 hard cover copies sold out in 8 days. The second print is now still available in soft cover. Dell has since released seven more books. (see book section)
Dell Cullum can be hired to photograph anything from private shoots to events (except weddings), personal requests and staged shots to assist artistic paintings and
boudoir shoots. Lots of wonderful references as well.
Have camera will travel.
Looking for that special photo(s) for your home or office?
Dell has an extensive catalog of beautiful photographic images covering almost every subject matter. He'll work with you personally to find the perfect piece.
Need an aerial shot or a photo from a unique angle?
One of Dell's UAV drones will be able to capture the shot for sure. Special Requests? Absolutely,... and if your request calls for a specialty photographer, Dell has a small network of outstanding professionals he'd love to recommend for your weddings, concerts, underwater shoots, celebrity & high profile persons or events,
Infant, baby and family portraits, insurance, FEMA or security related needs.
Dell also does amazing digital photo restoration and alteration. Have a scratched or torn photograph you'd like restored? Subject removed? Color changed?
Perhaps you'd like to memorialize a loved one or give that special unique gift? Dell does specialty personalized slide- show memorials and gifts on DVD as well. A very unique service and product exclusively produced by
Dell Cullum and Imagination Nature.
Dell takes a selfie while filming Isabela in the
Galapagos. Dell, and artist / adventurer Billy Strong spent 30 days sailing around the Galapagos archipelago in January of 2016.
NEW RELEASE - Dec. 2017
Dell got comfortable behind a camera at the early age of 10. Using his father's 8mm wind up movie camera, he and the neighbor kids would recreate popular action movies from the 60's and 70's. He grew with the advancements of film to video and video to digital, learning how to edit each format along the way.
Once he began filming motion at his wildlife shoots, a library of unique and wonderful footage grew as quickly as his still collections. The wildlife footage would eventually be used for Dell's local television show
In 2012, Dell produced a promo film for award winning illustrator Billy Tucci. He has since filmed several Music Videos for local musicians, advertisements for local businesses, films of local special events, holiday specials and two mesmerizing films for the "LongHouse Reserve". His drone artistry has recently been added and credited in the 2017 release of LarsenWorld, a film by Checkerboard Films, documenting the magnificent life of Jack Lenor Larsen, creator of LongHouse Reserve. This film will be the introduction to the future Jack Lenor Larsen museum, which will also travel around the world. Dell's photos are also seen in the 2017 LongHouse Reserve book.
In 2014, Dell produced a 30 minute film titled "Cleaning the Sands of Time" which has aired on LTV since April 2014 to the present. It was updated in June of 2017 and continues to spread a very important message about the trash and litter issue that plagues the beautiful ocean shorelines of East Hampton and beyond,
and correcting these issues.
In 2016. Dell created, Isabela: a Green Explorer Expedition - Dell's first feature length documentary, filmed in the Galapagos Islands, was premiered on Aug. 21, 2016 to a standing room only crowd in East Hampton, New York. It is now available on Amazon and has recently been picked up by an international media distributor in France.
The film is also an Official Selection of the New Filmmakers: New York Spring Festival 2017. It was produced, directed, filmed and edited by Dell Cullum, will an outstanding original soundtrack by Martin Birke. Also with an end credit track by Joe Delia, Johnny Blood and Grammy Award winner Michael Viñas.
"Cleaning the Sands of Time"
Billy Tucci's "A Child is Born"
Comic Book Release Promo Short
Where Death Waits
Laurie Anderson's Concert for Dogs
LongHouse Reserve 2016
The Montauk Project - Music Video
Filmed LIVE at Gansett Trash Bash 2014
Stuart Vorpahl Tribute
Dell is in the business of Wildlife Rescue and 100% Humane Removal, with over 25 years of experience in several states. He combined his two passions of wildlife and film, and created "Dell Cullum's Imagination Nature" television show. His self produced show explores both his wildlife stills AND motion photography, with plenty of raw knowledge and education added, to better understand the wildlife that he discusses in each episode.
Episode Ten is the much talked about hour special, where Dell's long time pal Vincent Easavoli takes him on a spectacular tour of the Florida Keys, examining new and exciting wildlife, with some very special guests.
Since that visit, Dell has done 3 more specials in the Florida Keys.
The second hour special is about the wildlife in the Galapagos. A raw production filmed in between the filming
of his documentary Isabela: a Green Explorer Expedition. Lots of wonderful Galapagos wildlife footage and stills.
Besides the LTV schedule, Imagination Nature can be viewed on LTV On Demand at www.LTVeh.org,
and his YouTube station @ (Dell Cullum). Check here for new episodes. Enjoy!
Imagination Nature: Super End of Year Hour Special (Episode 19)
Local Life: East Hampton
Episode 1 - Mike Martinsen
Montauk Library: Family Archivist
ISABELA: a Green Explorer Expedition
Trailer #1 - 2016
Dell Cullum's first book titled "Eden of East Hampton" was released in Dec. 2014 and quickly SOLD OUT. THE SECOND PRINT SOFTCOVERS ARE AVAILABLE NOW. It's a wonderful coffee table book about the beautiful, unique and historic East Hampton Village Nature Trail. Not only will the book be filled with Dell's colorful captured visions of the trails nature and wildlife, but it will also include the complete history, rarely seen photographs and news clippings, and wonderful contributions in both writings and personal photos from several of East Hampton finest folks. Dell has had a connection to the Village Nature Trail as a very young child, and now 50 years later has created a fantastic historical record and never before detailed look at one of East Hampton's most treasured and celebrated landmarks, the Village Nature Trail and Duck Pond. Contact Kachina35@gmail.com to order standard softcover version @ $35.00. ALL profits go to supplemental feeding of wildlife at the Nature Trail during the snow covered month AND wildlife rescue necessities. Thank you for your support and compassion for wildlife.
Dell released a new book in July 2017 titled "Local History Like You've Never Seen".
Also available are his photographic art books "Aquatic Ballet" (3 volumes) and "Still Life: Vol. One".
"Life at the Beach" co written with his mother Emily Cullum, is also still available.
The Wild Adventures of Scurry the Squirrel, is the newest release and the first book of the upcoming series.
It's a children's series, teaching compassion for wildlife with beautiful illustrations by artist Michele S. Mott.
Dell has created a wonderful collection of historic family photographs, digitally restored and sized to nostalgic note cards. Sold in singles or sets of 5, they are the perfect gift for anyone who enjoys old photos of the past. Contact Dell for purchasing information or find them at :
Martell's of Montauk
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ALL NEW - Volume Two
3" X 5" Stationary Set
12 cards & envelopes
(6 scenes X2)
Vintage Montauk & Fort Pond bay
Volume Two: Set 1
Volume 1 Cards are 5 to a set (3 sets) - $5 singles - $23.00 Sets - $60.00 All 3 Sets
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Dell R. Cullum
Wildlife Rescue of East Hampton