Bill Rives (photography)
“Wild Places” is a celebration of beauty and meaning in the natural world. This collection of images is from wild places on Earth where the natural rhythms of life and time play out free of human intervention. “We come there as silent observers to absorb nature’s splendor and reflect on the deeper meanings of our own existences,” says Bill. Some are vast in scale and remote from human habitation, while others are close at hand in the meadows and forests next to our homes. He continues, “It is time that we celebrate their existence now because, sadly, these great treasures are rapidly disappearing as the burgeoning global population and excessive consumption lay claim to this important part of our heritage.” The selections for the show come primarily from the Glacier Bay wilderness in Alaska, the Osa Peninsula tropical rainforest of Costa Rica, the wilds of Zambia and the Sonoran Desert, all places Bill explores on foot and by kayak with his camera.