The photographs of R. Alexander Trejo will be on display at the Dakota Ridge Gallery in Jim Thorpe on May 14, the opening day of the Jim Thorpe Art Weekend.

The series, entitled "Architectural Surreal," highlights Trejo's passion for architectural subjects and their relation to surreal and romantic art.

A native of Philadelphia, Trejo began taking photos in his teens. While working for several years in the architectural field, he traveled whenever possible and noticed that his 'hobby' of taking pictures was becoming a real passion.

Wanting to learn, rather than simply point and click, to capture, compose, and make thoughtful photographs, he took courses at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Studying the work of innovators of photography such as Stieglitz and Steichen, Trejo began to bind his passion for architectural subjects with the conventions and history of photography.

The combination of architecture, photography and other forms of illustrative and surreal art meld with the desire to share what he can see in his mind's eye.

The exhibition will begin with an opening reception at 7 p.m. for the artist at the gallery. Trejo's work will be on display through July 31.

For more information, contact the Dakota Ridge Gallery at (570) 325-2082 or visit www.DakotaRidgeGallery.com.