I’m excited to bring Photography as Art to Denver in just over a week! Space still remains to join me as well as other like-minded artists and photographers and explore the ways we can expand our visual imagination, and discover the amazing artistic elements all around us!
Photographs from the Edge is a stunning and intimate behind-the-scenes guide to the experiences, decisions, and methods that have influenced forty years of stunning images captured around the world. Legendary photographer Art Wolfe and co-author Rob Sheppard transport readers on a global journey, while carrying on a dialog about photography, tools and process, world travel, close calls, and photographic opportunities both taken and missed.
From the explosive drama of a volcanic eruption in Iceland to the poignant moment of a tiny sea turtle hatchling scuttling to the ocean, Photographs from the Edge is a lifetime of experience distilled into a rich photographic education. Many of these photographs can never be duplicated as cultures and landscapes are transformed and wildlife diminishes or disappears all together. No matter his subject, Wolfe regales us with the stories behind the photographs and helps us experience life on the world’s most unique photo safari.
“Art Wolfe has spent a career mixing his passion for artful photography and his passion for the diversity, nature wonder, and humanity of our world. With this collection we enjoy a grand tour of our world as only Art Wolfe can bring us. In a way, you could call Art the ultimate tour guide.”
– Rick Steves, travel writer and public television host
“At first glance a photograph can inform us. At second glance it can reach us.”
One of my good friends (thank you, Cindy!) sent me a marvelously thoughtful book of photographer Minor White’s instrumental work, “The Time Between: The Sequences of Minor White”. White was a visionary photographer, an educator, poet and writer. He believed that the power of images could be transformed when positioned sequentially, thus creating a new level of interpretation. This is something I take to heart in my Photography As Art seminar and I will really enjoy thoroughly absorbing this book.
This coming week I’ll be heading across the pond to London to join the Royal Geographic Society in celebrating the launch of Remembering Elephants, a book project containing photographs from over 65 of the world’s top wildlife photographers illustrating the life of an elephant. I have the privilege of presenting at the launch event occurring on the evening of next Thursday, September 22nd, which will also commemorate the opening of an exhibit featuring images from the book itself. 100% of the proceeds from this book project and event will benefit conservation and anti-poaching efforts in Africa.
There is still time to join us for this important event! Purchase tickets here to be a part of the opening festivities, which will include a presentation by elephant expert Ian Redmond, OBE, as well as myself. Books will be available for purchase with opportunities for signings. There will also be an auction of prints of many of the images seen in the book.
Photography As Art is coming to L.A. this Sunday, September 18th, and a few spaces still remain available to join myself and other like-minded photographers and artists as we explore expanding the limits of our visualization and imagination.
Sign up now, and I will see you in southern California!
For those of you in other parts of the country, check out our full slate of cities scheduled through the first half of 2017!
After witnessing the amazing percolating crater of Nyirangongo Volcano and Virunga’s mountain gorillas, we flew to one of Tanzania’s most remote and rarely visited parks, Katavi National Park. Here in the dry season the Katuma River slows to a trickle and becomes the only source of drinking water for miles around. Wildlife in unbelievable densities is forced to converge on the riverine pools. Already the most dangerous animals in East Africa, hippos erupt in territorial disputes and crocodiles lurk nearby in an uneasy truce. This is one of the few places I have been where so many huge, dangerous animals have been so concentrated. In the midst of it all, an annular eclipse occurred, which seemed a sideline to this gritty wildlife spectacle. To answer your question: the crocodile did manage to wriggle away to safety.
The following Sunday, it will be my pleasure to present my ongoing Photography As Art seminar in Long Beach. This day-long course is designed to change the way you see – everything! We will talk about design principles and ways to capture visually interesting, imaginative, and creative images wherever you happen to be – even in your own back yard. There are still spaces available to sign up for this event, but it will fill up quickly as the date approaches. Don’t miss this opportunity to participate in a presentation that I am very passionate about, and can’t wait to share with you!