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Ian Plant blazes his own trail in landscape and nature photography


April 2017 issue Profiles

It wasn’t a mutiny,” says landscape and nature photographer Ian Plant, “but it was close to one.” He was leading a nature photography workshop in Wyoming’s Grand Teton National Park when he explained to his attendees that they wouldn’t be going to Schwabacher Landing, the site where Ansel Adams made his famed “The Tetons and the Snake River” photograph in 1942. Instead, they would be going to a nearby and equally dramatic site.“They weren’t happy,” remembers Plant.... Continue Reading >

The “Solitude” fence has a quirky backstory


March 2017 issue News

© David Lorenz WinstonWith more than 400,000 impressions (posters, prints, and more) of David Lorenz Winston’s photograph “Solitude” sold since it was published in the 1980s, it ranks as one of the best-known images in recent memory. However, the intriguing story behind the image is far less well known.Winston photographed the famous picture in the early 1980s on the grounds of the Willistown Friends Quaker Meeting House in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.“Adjacent to the Meeting... Continue Reading >

Ryan Deboodt is addicted to discovering and photographing caves


March 2017 issue News

Beijing-based photographer Ryan Deboodt got hooked on caving and cave photography when he first explored Vietnam’s Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and discovered "how amazing the world underneath us is," he says. Since then he's made a career out of subterranean photography, his work appearing in Smithsonian, Conde Nast Traveler, and National Geographic online, among other publications. Here's what we learned about Deboodt's success capturing the unseen underworld:    Photographing caves is... Continue Reading >

Precarious perch: Jay Philbrick’s riskiest photo shoot


January 2017 issue News

This wasn’t Jay Philbrick’s first time photographing a model on a mountainside wearing this purple parachute dress. But the Eaglet spire in Franconia, New Hampshire, was the trickiest location yet.For this session, Philbrick needed a model with climbing skills, as she was required to climb the spire in the afternoon, spend the night at the top, and be ready to work at sunrise. Philbrick hired climbing safety expert Marc Chauvin to accompany the model, Kristina, up the spire and anchor her... Continue Reading >
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