Environmental Portraits

Humans and the environment are intrinsically linked and Ian works hard to capture this relationship either through meaningful, environmental portraits or through capturing the moments where mankind and nature overlap. Below is a sample of Ian’s environmental portraiture and human element photography:


Conservation Cowboy, Chihuahua, Mexico


Portrait of a lemon farmer in Southern California. Part of a larger photo essay for The Nature Conservancy.


Portrait of a lemon farmer harvesting lemons on a family-owned property. Part of a larger Nature Conservancy photo essay.

Reflecting on Jenny Lake, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming


Portrait of cowboy in Arroyo Grande, California


“Coconut Christopher” lives off the land eating only raw foods in Waipio Valley, Hawaii.


Peace & Love on the Channel Islands, California


Biologists working in a vernal or seasonal pool in Northern California. Part of a larger story for The Nature Conservancy.


Portrait of Park Ranger & Director of Search and Rescue on Mt. McKinley John Leonard. Photographed at 13,500 feet at Windy Corner on the climb to basecamp.


Part of a story on best “Preserves for Kids” this portrait was taken in Utah for The Nature Conservancy


A pilot lands on the Kahiltna Glacier, Denali National Park, Alaska


Photographed on assignment for NatGeo, this portrait was part of the 21st Century Report on National Parks.


Riding the rolling hills of Central California.


A spear fisherman readies his gun as night falls in Palau, Micronesia.


A zen moment in the princess waterfall, Hawaii.


Portrait of a Hindu pandit during the Kumbhhu Mela, India

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