Sedona Giclée Gallery, located in West Sedona's Harkins Theater Plaza, has announced that noted photographer Elias Butler has joined the venue.
His breathtaking Southwest landscape photography will be featured in the gallery during April.
Born and raised in Arizona, Butler has spent a lifetime exploring its wild places in search of beauty and inspiration.
He got his start as a photographer while studying journalism at Northern Arizona University. He taught himself how to use a 4x5 field camera - the tool of choice for artists such as Ansel Adams - and that camera in turn taught him how to master film and natural light.
The world began to take notice of his work with a series of publications in Arizona Highways magazine, including two magazine cover images featuring the Sedona area.
More high-profile publications followed in National Geographic Adventure, Backpacker, Sierra Club Calendars, USA Today, Readers Digest, and many more.
Butler invokes the drama of natural settings by going to work when the weather turns stormy. Thunderstorms, snowstorms, and lightning make for fleeting moments that, while difficult to capture, can reveal the spirit of the landscape in a spectacular light. His images are thus noted for their originality, composition, and radiance.
"Sedona Giclee Studios stands in the midst of one my favorite locations for photography," Butler says. "I'm delighted to be able to show my work there!"
Butler is a very active professional photographer. In addition to creating fine art images, he leads photo workshops, gives slide show presentations, and provides photography consultation as well as images for publications. He is also a musician, filmmaker, and writer.
His first book, Grand Obsession: Harvey Butchart and the Exploration of Grand Canyon, won a 2008 National Outdoor Book Award.
His latest publication, appearing in the February 2013 issue of Arizona Highways, is a feature about Arizona's Hellsgate Wilderness Area.
Butler is a strong advocate of conservation and sustainability, and contributes a portion of his sales to organizations protecting both land and wildlife.
Sedona Giclée Gallery is located at 2055 W. State Route 89A, Suite B, in the Harkins Theater Plaza, and is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
For more information, contact Justin or Jodi Whittaker at 928-282-4708 or visit http://www.sedonagicleestudios.com/ .