I was driving south, just north of Santa Fe, New Mexico thinking about photographs and why it is that I make photographs. The answer was like a "bolt out of the blue". Because of the beauty! I photograph, not to communicate some underlying message or political statement. I photograph because of the beauty. Whatever motivation some other photographer may have, or idea they're trying to communicate. Mine is to show the beauty of this marvelous blue and green planet we inhabit.
Although I have worked in black and white for many years, and have a reputation as a black and white photographer, I also have been doing color work. This volume will showcase some of those works.
Some of Nathan’s earliest memories revolve around photography. As a young child Nathan found a camera in the crawl space under his home and worked in the neighborhood to earn money to purchase film and processing. With every intention of becoming a graphic designer he enrolled at Eastern New Mexico University in 1974 in the art program. “As a part of my degree plan it was required that I take a class in photography. The moment I saw the first photograph develop, I was hooked. No longer was my plan to become a board illustrator (bored illustrator); I would create photographs! Recent awards include Artist in Residence; Lake Powell Artist’s Association. Artist in Residence; National Park Service, Rocky Mountain National Park. Artist in Residence, National Park Service Acadia, National Park. He resides in Clovis, New Mexico with his wife of 36 years Virginia, two border collies, T-Max a black and white border, EmmaJune a red and white border, and Calypso, a golden retriever
Sixty Miles Published December 31, 2009