wilderness — noun
a wild and uncultivated region, as of forest or desert, uninhabited or inhabited only by wild animals; a tract of wasteland.
a tract of land officially designated as such and protected by the U.S. government.
any desolate tract, as of open sea.
a part of a garden set apart for plants growing with unchecked luxuriance.
a bewildering mass or collection.
Wilderness areas by their very nature are wild, natural and undeveloped regions which offer the photographer an incredible range of scenes and lighting situations to capture stunning imagery. Just you and your camera with no distractions of normal urban life such as people, traffic, emails and phone calls is a therapeutic adventure allowing you as the artist to focus on the image and your interpretation of the scene you are capturing. For the wildlife photographer these areas are also very popular to capture some of the animals and birds in their natural environment.
Wilderness areas are highly variable including mountains, rivers, lakes, waterfalls, seas, deserts, marshland, peatland, moorland, tundra, forests, jungle, snow fields and glaciers. They all have one thing in common however, in that they can evoke a feeling of awe, isolation and sometimes vulnerability which can add a special atmosphere to the final image. Combining these wilderness settings with the highly variable lighting and weather conditions that you can encounter there you have an incredible canvas for you to create an infinite range of images with high impact.
The following images from my portfolio are some examples of wilderness areas I have visited around the world. These images show the diversity and variability of wilderness areas and the varying atmospheric ambience they can create in the viewer. Hopefully this should inspire you as the viewer to get out of your comfort zone, put on your boots and get out into the wilderness to experience it firsthand. If not …. then sit back and just enjoy the images.
“You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself.”
“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit.”
Passionate Photographer …. Lost in Asia
Stuart Taylor of HighlanderImages Photography has been making images for over 25 years and can offer a diverse range of photo imaging services with a focus on Asia and a documentary/photojournalistic style. These services include planning and executing a photo shoot on location but importantly all the post-processing and image preparation needed for the specific finished media format required by the customer. Stuart’s experience and knowledge in all of these aspects makes HighlanderImages Photography a one-stop-shop for a comprehensive and professional image production service.
Stuart can be available for a variety individual assignments or projects and he specialises in areas such as photojournalism, commercial, architectural, real estate, industrial, interior design, corporate, urbex, adventure, wilderness and travel photography. Stuart can also offer some innovative and advanced techniques such as HDR (High Dynamic Range) and Panoramic Photography.
Final image products can be delivered as high resolution images, prints, books, multimedia slideshows, videos and DVDs. Images from this website can be purchased as prints in a variety of sizes and media, as gift items or as digital downloads.