Atlanta-based photographer Kathryn Kolb is a treasure. Visit her website to see what I mean.
Here is an excerpt from her biography:
Kathryn Kolb was born in Indiana and grew up in the rural countryside near Charlottesville, Virginia … Her photographs have been widely published and have appeared in Smithsonian, Veranda, Rolling Stone, Nature Conservancy, Orion magazine and many others … Kolb‘s fine art series include black & white and color photographs of landscapes, trees and other plants from diverse natural environments, often from the Southeastern US. Her most recent work, mostly in color, explores abstract constructions that seem more akin to painting than photography. As photographer, Kolb stays true to the simplest form of her medium — all works are straightforward, un-manipulated images.
Her book, Kathryn Kolb Photographs, was released in November 2008. Today Kathryn Kolb‘s fine art photographs can be found in numerous private and institutional collections … Her interest in the environment goes beyond her visual aesthetic … Since the early nineties Kolb has worked to preserve and restore native forest environments and care for urban trees and greenspace … In 2009–2010, Kolb designed and launched a photography center and print studio in Serenbe Community in Palmetto, GA, and Kathryn Kolb Photographs won best of category “Nature Photography” in the JBX Media International Book Awards 2010.
Most recently, in addition to continuing her fine art work, Kathryn host photography workshops in partnership with The Third Eye Photographic Workshops and Adventures (TheThirdEyePhoto.com), and serves as director and leads naturalist walks with the non-profit EcoAddendum (Ecoaddendum.org).