About - Seth Goodwin

About Seth

Based in Vermont and Idaho, my primary interest is landscape photography. However, I'm also drawn to other photographic genres such as architecture, portraiture, travel, and street photography. 

In my landscape work I'm particularly interested in unusual perspectives, angles, and the interplay of land and sky. I attempt to capture images that challenge viewers to reconsider what makes a landscape image "successful." I admire simplicity and subtlety in a photograph. I think that good images encourage viewers to linger and examine details. Perhaps the best way to explain my approach is to share a list of photographers whose work I admire: Henri Cartier-Bresson, Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Margaret Bourke-White, Robert Frank, Edward Weston, and Joel Meyerowitz.

In previous careers, I was a high school English and history teacher in Vermont and New Hampshire. Before my classroom teaching I was an outdoor educator working at the Hulbert Outdoor Center and the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS). My experience from those years includes leading teenagers on canoeing, hiking, rock climbing, sea kayaking, and skiing trips. 

Travel is a passion of mine. Over the years my trips have taken me to climbing, hiking, and mountaineering destinations in the American West, Bolivia, Europe, and Tanzania; to Europe, Canada, and throughout the United States for telemark skiing; to Baja California, British Columbia, Lake Michigan, and Maine for sea kayaking. In 1989 I traveled to the former Soviet Union for a transatlantic sail from Saint Petersburg (Leningrad, at the time) to New York City aboard the schooner Te Vega.

l welcome all inquiries and questions about my work, potential projects, and collaborations. Thank you for your interest. 


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