Because I was born and have lived my entire life in the American West, the landscapes, people, culture and values of the West have helped shape who I am today. I feel at home in the mountains and canyons I grew up exploring.
As a photographer, I continue exploring the wild places I fell in love with as a child. Through my images, I want to foster in the viewer an authentic sense of attachment and belonging to the environment. I make images of landscapes that connect me to these places.
Greg Russell Tomorrow on my blog, I'll have my favorite images from 2012, sort of a retrospective on the year, both in terms of images, and in lessons learned. This is one late addition, though...I made it yesterday, and it illustrates the value of visualization in the image making process.
Growing up within sight of this monolith, I've wanted an image for years, and yesterday the light finally presented itself. It's easily one of my favorites of the year. I hope you enjoy it too.
Greg Russell Another new image; I've been wanting a manzanita image for quite some time now. I love the way a manzanita's wood curves and moves, and the way it flows. While this isn't exactly what I was expecting, I feel there's a ghostly, ethereal feel to this one. Hope you like it!
Greg Russell Its been too long since I've shared anything new here on Whytake.net. I hope to change that in the next couple of weeks as I have some new work to show you. Here's one of a very tight slot canyon I found while wandering around on the Colorado Plateau a few weeks ago...hope you enjoy it!
Into the Depths of the Earth - Colorado Plateau - Greg Russe