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The reason that I keep writing is that all my most powerful messages about the fates of wild places that I care about need to have words as well as images. Galen Rowell#Care 62
Galen Rowell#Care 62
Ever since the 1860s when photographers travelled the American West and brought photographs of scenic wonders back to the people on the East Coast of America we have had a North American tradition of landscape photography used for the environment. Galen Rowell#America 58
Galen Rowell#America 58
I remember when an editor at the National Geographic promised to run about a dozen of my landscape pictures from a story on the John Muir trail as an essay, but when the group of editors got together, someone said that my pictures looked like postcards. Galen Rowell#Dozen 57
Galen Rowell#Dozen 57
When we tune in to an especially human way of viewing the landscape powerfully, it resonates with an audience. Galen Rowell#Audience 53
Galen Rowell#Audience 53
I began to realise that film sees the world differently than the human eye, and that sometimes those differences can make a photograph more powerful than what you actually observed. Galen Rowell#Differences 53
Galen Rowell#Differences 53
My mountaineering skills are not important to my best photographs, but they do add a component to my work that is definitely a bit different than that of most photographers. Galen Rowell#Add 52
Galen Rowell#Add 52
These days, most nature photographers are deeply committed to the environmental message. Galen Rowell#Environmental 50
Galen Rowell#Environmental 50
My first thought is always of light. Galen Rowell#First 50
Galen Rowell#First 50
A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery, such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy. Galen Rowell#Grand 49
Galen Rowell#Grand 49
The combination of pictures and words together can be really effective, and I began to realise in my career that unless I wrote my own words, then my message was diluted. Galen Rowell#Career 44
Galen Rowell#Career 44
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