2016 USA and International Landscape Photographer of the year.
I’m a professional nature photographer traveling throughout the United States full-time with my partner, Taylor.
Having grown up in Wisconsin surrounded by flat farmlands, it wasn’t until I took a road trip to California that I first saw the mountains and deserts of the West. The experience of seeing these rugged landscapes made me realize just how much nature moves and inspires me. Shortly after, I moved West and began photographing nature exclusively. Prior to nomadic life, I enjoyed living in the beautiful Pacific Northwest for several years. Even so, it has always been the desert landscapes of the American Southwest—particularly the Colorado Plateau—that have roused my artistic passions.
I aim to convey a sense of mystery with my photographs. I want to spark the viewer’s imagination. I have a great appreciation for subtle, intimate scenes and the timeless compositional techniques of the masters of film. I try to blend this classic style with a more contemporary look in my work. | alexnoriega.com
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