The love and appreciation of the outdoors was instilled early for Cheyenne. She was born and raised in sunny South Florida where she spent winters in The Keys and summers on the family farm in the mountains of North Carolina. Cheyenne is a self taught photographer and began shooting stock and assignment photography in 1989. Her areas of specialty included Extreme Adventure Sports, Outdoor Recreation, Health & Fitness, Western/SW Culture and Landscapes.
Cheyenne’s photographs have been published worldwide in a variety of publications. Her impressive list of clients includes: Sunset Magazine, Subaru Drive Magazine, Outdoor Research Gear, U.S. Postal Service, Backroads Tours, Outdoor Photographer Magazine, Outside Magazine, and the list goes on.
Cheyenne is also a published author, having written many photo/text pieces and monthly columns for magazines such as; Outdoor Photographer, Park City Traveler, Outdoor & Nature Photographer and Utah Outdoors. Her creativity and love of the outdoors called her to put her words and photos into book form. In 1998 she co-authored a book entitled: Camping: An Outdoor Action Guide (Western Publishing). Cheyenne was also on the esteemed faculty of Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic Magazine from 2004 – 2007.
In 2002, Cheyenne hung up her mountain climbing boots and camera for a much needed break. She soon found that she missed not only having a camera in her hand but she missed the creative process. She wasn’t interested in getting back into the stock & assignment segment of the photography business again and knew that her calling would come in a different form this time. In 2007, Cheyenne’s creative sparks reignited fresh, new and bold! A proven master of technique, she’s taking Digital Fine Art Photography into exciting, powerful and new directions. With her unique vision, she captures the subtle moods, the textures, and maybe the ghosts that live on somehow in the rusted, abandoned artifacts of The Old West. Using the whispers of light, color and form, she asks these old discarded objects to tell us their stories once again.
Cheyenne is currently working on a significant Photo Series entitled, “Ghosts of the West” and has just published her book of the same title. The response to the photographs in this series has been overwhelming and very satisfying for Cheyenne and she is thrilled that she is able to share her passion for the history and lore of the West & Southwest through her photographs again.
While Cheyenne doesn’t actively market her photos to the publishing world anymore she is still represented by some of the world’s top Stock Photography Agencies and from time to time she will see some of her stock photos used for advertising as well as on magazine and book covers.
In addition to shooting Fine Art Photographs, Cheyenne also teaches Photo Workshops and Photomatix HDR Computer Classes both online and for individuals throughout the Southwest. As a sponsored HDR Specialist with Photomatix she can help you take your creativity to a whole new level. For Photo Workshop information and schedules please visit our “Photo Workshop” page. And most recently, Cheyenne was named one of the top artists of 2013 by Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine – she is honored to have been recognized for her work.
Cheyenne is a juried member of the Arizona Art Alliance as well the Scottsdale Arts League and Scottsdale Gallery Association.
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