Episode 61. Art Wolfe: The Creation of ‘Wild Lives’ and Other Favorite Books, Keys to Making Wildlife Photos with Impact, and Escaping the Creative and Artistic Rut

Art Wolfe on Beyond The Lens Podcast

Art Wolfe is an American nature, wildlife, and cultural photographer who travels the world leading photography workshops and creating award-winning images for his dozens of books. His photography career spans five decades and covers every continent on Earth.

Art graduated from the University of Washington with degrees in fine art and art education. Art is the proud recipient of the Nature’s Best Photographer of the Year Award, the North American Nature Photography Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award and Fine Art in Nature Photography Award, as well as the Photographic Society of America’s Progress Medal for his contribution to the advancement of the art and science of photography. Art also received the coveted Alfred Eisenstaedt Magazine Photography Award.

Topics Richard and Art discuss:

• Creating Books: how and why?
• Why printed books have such an enduring quality
• Art’s newest book, ‘Wild Lives’
• Art’s first photograph
• Being a photography generalist
• Alaskan brown bears
• Thoughts on cropping
• What makes a wildlife photo with impact?
• Eye contact
• Rainforests
• Avoiding the creative and artistic rut

And much more.

Notable Links:

‘Wild Lives: The World’s Most Extraordinary Wildlife’ on Amazon

Art Wolfe Website

Art Wolfe Instagram


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