Canon USA & Its Digital Learning Center has created a mini site to present some learning materials from the Travels to the Edge series where Art Wolfe shares his shooting tips, exclusive galleries, his choice of gears, even some behind-the-scene photos & videos from this exciting new series.
In ‘Making the Series‘ section at the series’ website, Art shared a heartfelt message:
When Art saw the rough cut of the reverent episode filmed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, he experienced a moment when it hit him-“this is why I’m doing this series.” The delicate birds and hearty animals that thrive in America’s last untamed wilderness convey a clear message-there is an unequivocal need to preserve this wondrous habitat. He also shared that inspiration on the series came from the 50’s High Adventures show with Lowell Thomas, which was a precursor to Indiana Jones.
Photography has always been strongly connected with traveling, as much as nature’s connection to their inhabitants; when such beauty brings together talents, technology & inspiration, and bring along some uplifting experience in the process, nature conveys a simple yet revealing message that we are here only to give & share.
As I have previously written about Art on Fumbling toward the great shot, he is one of the leading, most published nature photographer of our time. His books were my early inspiration and I’m here today partly because of his passionately crafted vision & his talent.
You can learn more about his work from his personal website.