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People: Posed and Otherwise

Unless Iím photographing someone with purpose, for a reason, I typically donít want to see people in my pictures. Obviously when shooting sports itís all about people being the center of attention but as I shoot nature and landscapes across the country I work hard to have a canvas void of humans; Iím shooting nature and the best part of nature is that there are no people there!

Iím the guy that celebrated the fact that the Indian ruins at Mesa Verde National Park were closed to foot traffic because of the danger of rocks falling from the cliffs above allowing me to get images of the ruins without people crawling all over them. Iím the guy that yelled at a teen who was walking across Double O Arch in Arches National Park, where by the way it was clearly stated that people should not climb on the formations; and Iím the guy that complained to park officials at Garden of the Gods because kids were climbing on the Cathedral Spires, where as it turns out is allowed thereÖwhich I still canít believe.

Okay, Iím a bit of a nature and landscape scrooge and with that in mind I put together this gallery of ďpeopleĒ pictures to show everyone that Iím not an anti-people, anti-social photographer; perhaps more to prove that fact to myself than to convince any of you!

So in this gallery you will find a mix of candid and posed images of people, lots of people. Some you might know personally and others you might recognize because they are famous personalities. Some of these pictures you may have seen previously in other galleries but there are a number of images here that have never seen the light of day, until now. All are interesting and if you look closely they represent some of our strongest assets as human beingsÖand the things I like most about peopleÖdiversity and individuality.