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 has been shooting professionally since 1989. From ’89 – ’03 she shot Adventure Sports and Outdoor Recreation stock photographs that have been published worldwide in ad campaigns, magazines and books. Her impressive list of clients includes: Sunset Magazine, Subaru Drive Magazine, Outdoor Research Gear, Tamron USA, U.S. Postal Service, Back Roads Tour Co, , and the list goes on.
In 2003, Cheyenne hung up her mountain climbing boots and film camera to pursue other interests. She soon found that she missed not only having a camera in her hand but she also missed the creative process. She wasn’t interested in getting back into the editorial segment of the business again and knew that her calling this time would come in a different form. In 2008, Cheyenne picked up her camera again, this time digital; her 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 Southwest. Using the whispers of light, color and form, she asks the majestic landscapes and relics of the region to tell us their stories once again.
Cheyenne is also a published author, having written many photo/text pieces and monthly columns for magazines such as; Outdoor Photographer Magazine, 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 on the esteemed faculty of Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic Magazine from 2004 – 2007. In 2003 Cheyenne was named one of the top artists on the Southwestern art scene by Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine – she is honored to have been recognized for her work. Her most recent honor was participating in an invitation only exhibit and sale at the Phippen Western Museum in Prescott, Arizona. Click – The West through the Lens ran from Nov 2014 – February 2015 and included 17 of the West’s best photographers.
Photographing the Legend, the Lore and the Landscapes of the Great American West & Southwest, Cheyenne is passionate about what she feels so fortunate to do for a living. As a sponsored HDR Specialist for Photomatix HDR software from 2010 – 2015, Cheyenne conducted Photomatix HDR training classes both online and privately to individuals. As the former owner of Ancient Light Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona Cheyenne now travels and holds Photo Workshops & Tours throughout the Southwest. She also shows and sells her Fine Art Photography at juried Art Shows throughout the Western US.
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.
Cheyenne was born and raised in Miami, FL and has lived in San Diego, CA and Park City, UT and now makes her home in New River, Arizona.
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