I chose to live in an underground home in Gold Canyon, Arizona because I care about the environment and want to live in harmony with nature. It is an ideal location for a nature photographer, because magic light dances off the nearby Superstition Mountains and dark desert skies are perfect making for star trail and lightning photos. In addition to a 30 yr. love affair capturing Arizona beauty, a dash of international travel adds diversity to my photo collection. By experiencing different cultures I am continually reminded of the oneness that flows thru all life. I allow grace to guide me in capturing life's precious moments. I often find that by just being with the "what is", I am blessed with amazing photo opportunities. I love to remind everyone to acknowledge and celebrate the simple but amazing beauty of our world.
My photographs are published, exhibited and collected mainly in southwestern USA but also Italy,Canada and UK. Clients include AZ Office of Tourism, the AZ cities of Tempe, Chandler, and Surprise, Inca Adventures, WWF, & corporate clients such as General Motors & the US Dept of Energy. Usage rights may be purchased for my assignment and art images. I am available for hire to photograph events, personalized portrait sessions, teach workshops and lecture. For more visit www.jwestphotography.com or her Gold Canyon Home Gallery, 602 999-7957