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National Park Service Centennial and Treasured Lands Book Annoucement

The 100th anniversary of the National Park Service has finally arrived, and others have written more eloquently about the significance of the event than I could ever do. My contribution to the occasion is the photography book Treasured Lands. I view it as the 21st century version of National Parks Portfolio, the first photography book […]

Exhibits and Events Update Mid-2016

This is a mid-year update about the “Treasured Lands” exhibits for 2016, looking at past, present, future events, and a miss. “Treasured Lands” moved at last to the Bay Area during the winter, hosted by the PhotoCentral Gallery. PhotoCentral is a community gallery ran by photographers and educators Geir and Kate Jordahl. Besides their excellent […]

Metro Silicon Valley Cover Story features QT Luong

On the occasion of the release of the USPS stamps celebrating the NPS Centennial, Metro Silicon Valley ran a cover story about my photographs of the national parks. There is an adage: “all news is local”. The other press coverage for that stamp of Theodore Roosevelt National Park is from North Dakota papers, for example […]

USPS Stamp Celebrating National Park Service’s Centennial

I am honored that one of the U.S. stamps commemorating the 100th anniversary of the National Parks Service carries my photograph. The stamp will be officially released on June 2. A distinctive characteristic of my project to photograph all the national parks is that I sought to explore each corner of each of them, even […]

Treasured Lands Book Introduction

This is the full text of the introduction to my upcoming book In February 1993, I visited Yosemite for the first time. It was love at first sight. That visit marks the start of my 20-year affair with the National Parks. Growing up in France, mountaineering had provided me with my only experiences of wilderness. […]

2016 National Parks Exhibits

Happy New Year! In 2016, the centennial year of the National Park Service, my exhibit Treasured Lands will travel across the country. The exhibit consist of 59 large format photographs, one for each US National Park. Treasured Lands has been in Southern California at the Fullerton Museum Center since last November. It closes on January […]

Warrior 2015 National Parks Calendar

I don’t publish calendars myself. A bit too tough of a business for me – kudos to photographers who dare to do so. However, I regularly license images to calendar publishers, so if you are so inclined to purchase a calendar with my images, you were able to do so for the previous years. 2015 […]

360 Panoramas

This year, I’ve been experimenting with a new technique: 360×180 panoramas. Such an image captures the entire visual sphere, panning over 360 degrees and tilting 180 degrees from straight down to straight up vertically. Flattened with a spherical projection, as in the two images of Arches National Park which illustrate this post, it looks strange, […]

National Park Foundation calendar covers

For their 2014 Calendar, the National Park Foundation has chosen several of my National Parks images, including for the cover, just like they did in 2013. I know from experience that this is not an uncommon in publishing, but I still find the reversed left-to-right Channel Islands odd. What do you think of the practice […]

April/May 2014 Grand Canyon Rafting Photo Workshop with QT Luong & Oliver Klink

Imagine standing below mile high canyon walls colored gold by the early morning sun, as their reflection dances in the turquoise waters of a secondary stream entering the Colorado River. This is only one of the extraordinary scenes you are privileged to photograph each morning, as we wake up before dawn to to take advantage […]