06.04.2011 in13:38 in Miscellaneous -->
Patrick Zephyr grew up in Fall River, MA, where he spent endless childhood hours catching frogs, turtles, salamanders, and snakes, and exploring other hidden natural treasures. In 1992, he moved to the western part of the state to pursue his bachelor’s degree in exercise science at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Following graduation, he participated in an intensive three month canoeing expedition in the remote region of the Northwest Territories of Canada. Patrick purchased his first camera (a 35mm Nikon n90s) to document this adventure, and has been taking photos ever since. During Patrick’s many outdoor explorations, his love for the natural world grew. In 1998, Patrick decided to turn his passions for the natural world and photography into a full-time profession as a nature photographer. His camera has since followed him to such places as the Bugaboos in British Columbia, the rainforests and mountainous regions of the west coast, the everglades and countless National Parks. However, his favorite photographic subjects are what he discovers each morning as he explores his own backyard. Most of the images in Patrick’s online gallery were captured within 30 miles of his home.
Patrick is now an established and award winning professional nature photographer. His photographs are displayed throughout New England, and have been published in newspapers, magazines, corporate publications, text books and calendars as well as his ever expanding nature photo greeting card line sold in stores throughout New England. Since beginning his photography career, Patrick has sold thousands of limited edition prints to customers throughout the world. His prints can be purchased at fine art shows, galleries, through this website, and at his gallery in Pelham, MA. In addition, Patrick teaches nature photography workshops at his studio and at local colleges.
Patrick’s goal as a nature photographer is to show people that the beauty and magic of the natural world is waiting to be explored in our own backyards. His belief is that we need not travel far but simply slow down and “see” to experience the magic. His hope is that in viewing his photographs, people will be inspired to slow down, explore and learn about the wild places around them and appreciate the beauty in the natural world that surrounds them in their everyday lives. His hope is, that with a connection to their local wild places, people will be inspired to put forth the necessary efforts to keep these treasure protected. “In wildness is the preservation of the world…” – Thoreau.
Patrick lives with his wife Lisa and there three children Sky Camille, Sage Brook and Sienna Jade in the woods of Pelham, MA.