Episode 35. Art Wolfe, American Wildlife, Landscape, and Cultural Photographer: ‘I’ve Lived the Life of 500 People’

Art Wolfe on Beyond The Lens Podcast

Art Wolfe is a legendary American wildlife, landscape, and cultural photographer, as well as explorer and conservationist. His career spans more than five decades and he shows no sign of slowing down! Art is a Canon Explorer of Light, an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, and the creator of more than 100 books. He was the host of the popular TV series on PBS, Art Wolfe’s Travels To The Edge.

Many of his photographs are classics and two in particular are featured on US postage stamps. Art will be releasing a new book this Fall called Wild Lives, documenting animals’ relationship with humanity.

The topics Richard and Art cover:

  • Himalayan hikes.
  • Don’t let technology get in the way of your vision.
  • Creating for yourself and surprising your audience.
  • Pre-visualization and spontaneity.
  • Abstract expressionism.
  • Why you should broaden your perspective.
  • How classic artists have influenced Art’s vision and photography.
  • Digital Illustrations: success and controversy.
  • Technology in photography – where are we heading?
  • Re-editing Art’s classic photography with new processing tools.
  • A close call during an encounter with two rhinos.
  • 100+ books – but who’s counting?

All this and more!

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