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An Enduring Passion
by Marlin Harms

I’ve been a photographer for most of my life. In my earlier years, I had a strong interest in black-and-white photography and had my own darkroom for developing black-and-white pictures. I was greatly inspired by two of my heroes, Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.

By the 1990s, photography – in both black-and-white and color – was an enduring passion for me.

With a degree in Environmental Biology, it’s no surprise that I’ve especially focused on natural-history subjects. In fact, nature photography has been a springboard for me to greater knowledge of the natural world, with all its intricacies.

I’m especially proud of the work I’ve done for several land conservancies, including The Trust for Public Land and The American Land Conservancy. This is because my work has contributed to the preservation of public properties.

Many of my photos have appeared in local newspapers and literature for conservation groups. Recently, I was chosen to contribute a number of photographs, including the front-cover, for “Wildflowers of San Luis Obispo, California.” It is satisfying to see that “Wildflowers…” is selling very well.

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