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Galen Rowell

American,  Photographer
Total Quotes : 26
Think Yosemite Lot

A lot of people think that when you have grand scenery, such as you have in Yosemite, that photography must be easy.

- Galen Rowell

Distance Rather Molecules

I'm exchanging molecules every 30 days with the natural world and in a spiritual sense I know I am a part of it and take my photographs from that emotional feeling within me, rather than from an emotional distance as a spectator.

- Galen Rowell

More Human Eye Began

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

About Looked Saw

And most of my early pictures failed but about one in a 100 somehow looked better than what I saw.

- Galen Rowell

Natural Natural World

I began taking pictures in the natural world to be able to show people what I was experiencing when I climbed and explored in Yosemite in the High Sierra.

- Galen Rowell

Back North Brought

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

Light Thought Always

My first thought is always of light.

- Galen Rowell

Thought I Think Almost

I almost never set out to photograph a landscape, nor do I think of my camera as a means of recording a mountain or an animal unless I absolutely need a 'record shot'. My first thought is always of light.

- Galen Rowell

I Remember Remember When

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

Human Audience Resonates

When we tune in to an especially human way of viewing the landscape powerfully, it resonates with an audience.

- Galen Rowell

Work Natural Some

I find it some of the hardest photography and the most challenging photography I've ever done. It's a real challenge to work with the natural features and the natural light.

- Galen Rowell

Career Diluted Began

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

Images Reason Need

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

No Question Major Role

There is no question that photography has played a major role in the environmental movement.

- Galen Rowell

Communicate No Question

There's no question that photographs communicate more instantly and powerfully than words do, but if you want to communicate a complex concept clearly, you need words, too.

- Galen Rowell

Searching Like Angles

The landscape is like being there with a powerful personality and I'm searching for just the right angles to make that portrait come across as meaningfully as possible.

- Galen Rowell

Believe Think I Think

I think that cognitive scientists would support the view that our visual system does not directly represent what is out there in the world and that our brain constructs a lot of the imagery that we believe we are seeing.

- Galen Rowell

Think I Think General

I think landscape photography in general is somewhat undervalued.

- Galen Rowell

Give Very I Write

Today, I'm very careful not to mention very specific locations when I write or give captions.

- Galen Rowell

Always Other Mine

Luckily, many other people tell me how they have had a particular landscape photograph of mine in their office or bedroom for 15 years and it always speaks to them strongly whenever they see it.

- Galen Rowell