Guy Tal is a professional author and photographic artist living in Torrey, Utah. He is the author of several books, a regular contributor to several publications such as LensWork and On Landscape, a blogger, and an educator.
Guy photographs primarily in the Colorado Plateau — a unique high desert region located in the American Southwest, where he lives with his wife Sarah. In his photographs, Guy intends to express emotions and mood rather than to document or commemorate the appearances of places or events.
Meaning in Photography
The great photographer Paul Strand wrote, “Above all, look at the things around you, the immediate world around you. If you are alive, it will mean something to you, and if you care enough about photography, and if you know how to use it, you will want to photograph that meaning.”
For more than three decades, Guy has been photographing the natural world. He spent much of this time exploring, researching, writing about, and teaching some of the philosophy and science of visual expression. In this talk, Guy will speak to the meanings he found in his own life and experiences in wild places, and some of the ways he found to express these meanings in photographs.