ABOUT - Nate Luebbe

I don't see the wilderness of this planet as a place to be captured, as much as a place to be preserved.  

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      A lifelong outdoorsman and environmentalist, I began taking a camera on my adventures to try and preserve my experiences. I wanted to retain memories of the experience, but also the state of our environment at those times. A mountain summit will never be the same twice. Eternally changing conditions vary from minute to minute and season to season, as years fade into millennia. I've tried my best to preserve those moments, and I hope the pictures I've gathered convey the  variety that surrounds us. 

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       I started with photography as a way to catalog my experiences outdoors. For me it was a way to live in the moment. Standing on a summit watching the sun fade beyond the horizon, and the stars slowly emerge from the inky blackness consumes you on a level that's nearly indescribable. Taking those feelings and attempting to freeze them into a single still frame is an incredible challenge, and a way that I've found truly motivates me to get out and experience the world.

       When I began, I did that for me. It was my way of forcing myself to look at a moment from every angle, and truly experience the moment I was in. As I've grown in my photography I've had several people ask where they could buy these prints, and while the concept was foreign, the compliment is immense. So as of today, I officially have a website. Go look around at some full resolution shots. I hope that you enjoy what you see, and above all that it encourages you to get outside, see the beautiful planet we all live on, and experience moments of your own. And if you feel inclined to hang one of my pictures on your wall, then you were with me when I took that shot, at least in spirit.


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