I’m Nate, a desert rat, photomaker, tour guide & adventurer. Life peers through my lens. So let’s not rule out the paranormal because photography chose me. My work is dedicated to the beauty of the American Southwest. I’ve spent a lot of time traveling through the colorful wastelands, mysterious canyons and alpine ranges of the West. The more time spent further from town, the quieter my life has become. The dreams I have for this land are strong and powerful. My life has been filled with beauty and this is a photographic interpretation of amazing places here on Mother Earth. You’ll see a lot of rural decay in my work because it plays an important role in this vision. Most of the images involve some sort of human presence because I do not believe two-leggeds can be seperated from the landscape; I don’t believe in the “pristine” wilderness espoused by most environmental activist groups. The rhetoric makes it sound as if nobody lived in North America (Turtle Island) before Columbus landed. I believe in decolonizing my personal outlook from this idea as well as educating people about the truth.
Shooting pictures is a serious hobby of mine but my obsession with cameras is borderline intense.
I’m not the most talented photographer but I plug along and keep trying to improve. The fact is, I just love taking pictures no matter what! If you like what you see your feedback is appreciated. If I get negatively critiqued, I will often check the viewer’s images to see what they have to offer.
.::People I would like to Meet::.
Most everybody; hermits, sheep herders, rock climbers, river runners, desert dwellers, outlaws, peacemakers, rebels, jackalope experts, activists, cowboys, photographers, artists, etc. I want to meet those with a genuine desire to be themselves and of course, my better half! You can send messages, feedback, inquiries, invitations, spam, hate mail and love letters to Cowlishaw AT Gmail.com.
Panasonic Lumix G1 ♦ Panasonic Lumix GF1 ♦ Nikon D40X ♦ Nikon D40 ♦ Sigma DP2 ♦ Sigma DP1s ♦ Panasonic Lumix 7-14mm f.4 ♦ Panasonic Lumix 20mm F1.7 ♦ Panasonic Lumix 45-200mm F4-5.6 ♦ Sigma 50-150mm F2.8 ♦ Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6 ♦ Sigma 30mm F1.4 ♦ The Lensbaby Composer