After suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in October of 2013, I was introduced to photography as a form of art therapy. And what initially started as a tool for healing quickly became my passion.
In a very short time, photography has become an invaluable part of my life. It is through this medium that I can share with others how I interpret the world around me. It allows me to express what I am seeing, feeling and experiencing.
I have been blessed with amazing wildlife encounters throughout my life. These are a few that I’ve experienced since my accident.
More often than not I find myself pulled towards landscape photography. I get lost in the lines, shapes, patterns and textures that often present themselves when I am exploring Wild Places.
This is a new photographic endeavor for me, but one that I’m incredibly excited about. Especially as it relates to my new project: Portraits From the Parks.
America’s Wild Places
On October 25th, 2019 my partner Nathalie and I will be embarking on a 5-year photographic journey through America’s National Parks. Spending 3-4 weeks exploring and photographing the seldom seen backcountry of each park.
Catching Basin – Upper Yosemite Falls
Spring in The Valley
Each spring since 2016 I’ve been fortunate to spend 3-4 weeks exploring and photographing Yosemite Valley. This time of wilderness and art therapy led to the creation of my first portfolio of work. And one that I plan to continue to grow!
Moonbow – Lower Yosemite Falls
Portraits From the Parks
As we explore the National Parks, I will be interviewing and photographing indigenous people and other individuals who have committed their lives to working in and protecting these Wild Places.
Tony Wade – Yosemite NP, Spring 2018
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Currently in Asheville, NC
1 (503) 319 – 5351