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Yosemite Awakens, by Drew Doggett

Yosemite Awakens, by Drew Doggett

Drew Doggett

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From the artist:

"In the moment of taking this image, the stillness in the water was echoed by the calm of the scene surrounding it while the air smelled like spring, warmth, and pine trees.

My years spent in the fashion industry have transformed how I see the world as an artist. Specifically, using my studio background in the wild has become my favorite visual language. I love the rush of creating images in harmony with the wild, unscripted moments of our natural world.

Each morning during my trip across the American West, I looked forward to the morning light. It provided the same soft glow I once painstakingly created in the studios of my mentors Steven Klein and Mark Seliger in New York during the beginning of my career. On this particular morning in Yosemite I woke to the smell of planned forest fires. The aroma took me back to the campfires of my youth, and the smoke in the air transported me to the photography studios where we often used smoke machines to provide ambiance and intrigue.

In the moment of taking this image, the stillness in the water was echoed by the calm of the scene surrounding it while the air smelled like spring, warmth, and pine trees. The light and smoke filled in the negative spaces, creating forms and substance where there once was only empty space. The smoke also provided a sense of drama and allure, making the scene before me exude the mystery and untold promise that I imagine early documentarians of the National Parks searched for."


This work is part of Drew Doggett's series Shadows Alight: Portraits of the American West. Evoking a sense of nostalgia, the series aspires to positively connect viewers with the forgotten corners and roads of the American landscape. 

From a limited edition, this work is printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art Baryta paper, which sets the standard for image definition and color depth. Each print includes an embossed certificate of authenticity and is signed + numbered.

Drew Doggett

Drew Doggett is an award-winning photographer and director whose work tells the extraordinary stories of diverse cultures, communities, and wildlife through a fashion-inspired lens. In 2020, he was named number one in the US and fourth globally for black and white photography by One Eyeland. His photographic work can be found in public collections globally, notably the Smithsonian African Art Museum (DC) and the Mariners’ Museum (VA), as well as in hundreds of corporate and private collections, including that of Alec Baldwin, Gloria Steinem, Nicole Ari Parker, Eric Church, the Waldorf Astoria, Wynn Casinos, and the Four Seasons (HI). Drew has received over 120 awards and honors for his images, including a distinction from the Royal Photographic Society. His artwork has been featured in many publications such as Conde Nast Traveler, Architectural Digest, Forbes, Bloomberg, Fortune, The Daily Mail, and Outside Magazine, and he has partnered with brands like Ralph Lauren, Hasselblad, and Leica. His short films have received critical attention, notably at the Big Sur International Film Festival and the PBS Online Film Festival. He currently serves as an ambassador for Re:wild, a conservation organization founded by Leonardo DiCaprio and Global Wildlife Conservation.