About

.:: Resurrecting this Photoblog ::.
So after a year of absence, I decided to resurrect my old photoblog, Desert Dream and breathe some new life into it. It’s been a dear friend to me over the years. While I was away, I integrated myself and my work into the social networks on Instagram, 500PX, Flicker, etc, and grew a pretty large following that encouraged me to keep learning and progressing as a photographer. As a result of this, I have a desire to restore this project and stay dedicated to my love of photography. So The blog will thrive.

.:: About me, the Photographer ::.
My Name is Nathan Cowlishaw 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 American West. The more time I have spent further away from town, the quieter my life has become. The dreams I have for this land run strong and powerful. My life has been filled with this beauty and Talking Tree is the photographic interpretation of amazing places here on Mother Earth and what they give to my worldview. You’ll see a lot of rural decay in my work because it plays an important role in the vision. Most of the images involve some sort of human presence because I do not believe two-leggeds can be separated from the landscape; I don’t believe in the “pristine” wilderness espoused by environmental 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 and educating people about the truth.

.::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 want 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.

.::My Presence on the Web::.
Nate’s Camera WishlistBristlecone SkyWest Desert JournalFacebook ProfileTalking Tree Photography FanpageCowlishaw @ FlickrTwitter

.::Camera Equipment – Will be updated soon!::.
Panasonic Lumix G1Panasonic Lumix GF1Nikon D40XNikon D40Sigma DP2Sigma DP1sPanasonic Lumix 7-14mm f.4Panasonic Lumix 20mm F1.7Panasonic Lumix 45-200mm F4-5.6Sigma 50-150mm F2.8Sigma 10-20mm F4-5.6Sigma 30mm F1.4The Lensbaby Composer

.::The Software That I Use::.
Adobe Photoshop CS5Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3Resize Magic Photoshop PluginPresetopia Lightroom PresetsK. Miller Photoshop Actions