Could a greater miracle take place than for us to look through each other’s eyes for an instant?
Henry David Thoreau, Walden
About the Photographers
Chuck Dayton’s favorite photo subjects are natural scenes, wildlife, auroras and flowers. Dayton is an environmental lawyer who practiced in Minneapolis for 40 years. He led the fight in the 1970s to increase protection for the Boundary Waters Wilderness, and was named by the Minnesota Chapter of the Sierra Club as the Environmentalist of the Decade for that and other work. Now retired, he has volunteered at the Minnesota Center for Environmental Advocacy on energy and global warming issues. As his images show, he spends many quiet moments outdoors. Find more of his work at https://chuckdayton.smugmug.com/.
Nature photographer Gary Noren has a well-travelled camera. His images capture scenes from the St. Croix River, Lake Superior’s North Shore, the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, and many national parks in the U.S. as well Corcovado National Park in Costa Rica. Noren was a founding member (and longtime president) of Friends of Wild River State Park, and has served as board chair of the St. Croix River Association. He is author of “Ski Minnesota, A Cross-Country Skier’s Guide to Minnesota and Western Wisconsin.” Chances are, he’s the first guy you’ll see out on the lakes and rivers when they freeze over in the St. Croix Valley, gliding on his beloved Nordic skates. Find more of his images at http://www.garynoren.com/
Multi-media artist (and passionate beekeeper) Jeni O’Brien is “always striving to lose myself in the things I love, because I find myself there too.” In her personal creative work as well as projects for clients, she has developed a wonderful portfolio encompassing photography, videography, web design and graphic design. Find more of her work at jeniobrien.com
Michigan-based photographer Molly Tamulevich began her endeavors in insect photography three years ago as a means to understand and illuminate the tiny worlds that thrive under our noses. She believes that compassion for the natural world and non-human animals has to begin by respecting the creatures that are least like ourselves. Her work aims to transform insects from disposable pests to compelling individuals. Find more of her work on her Instagram gallery at https://www.instagram.com/tamtam_photos_/