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The original purpose in starting the "Why?" series was to introduce you to photographers who needed to be on your radar, but it's evolved into so much more. Every image is unique, and some of the most respected artists and educators in the world are sharing the backstories about their favorite images.
I consider myself one of the luckiest guys in the industry because I've had an opportunity to work with so many artists in my career and one of them is Art Wolfe. While there's probably very little Art hasn't photographed, most of us know him as one of the leading artists in the outdoor world, and a conservationist, but his work covers so much more.
In Art's about section on his website is a sentence that best describes his work:
"His goal has always been to win support for conservation issues by “focusing on what’s beautiful on the Earth.”
Art Wolfe needs to be on your radar, especially his books and workshops. The only thing more impressive than his images is the passion he has for the craft and helping photographers raise the bar on their images combined with the way they see the world!
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Check out "Why?" one of the most popular features on the SCU Blog. It's a very simple concept - one image, one artist and one short sound bite. Each artist shares what makes the image one of their most favorite. We're over 100 artists featured since the project started. Click on the link above and you can scroll through all of the episodes to date.