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David Ryan Taylor
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Of course our gallery opening/First Friday event is important to us, but we are also trying to raise money for the MDA Alaska. 
In early March, they suffered a disastrous vandalism, with tens of thousands of dollars in damages. So, like the poster says, we are selling raffle tickets - with all proceeds going to the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The winner will receive an incredible 28"x36" canvas of 'Genesis'. 
Print #1 of 25. I completed the creation of this print yesterday. It is home, sitting in our office with me, as I write this. 
I can't stop looking at it.
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When I moved to Alaska nearly ten years ago, I did so with the intent of pushing my photography to the 'next level'. I have always had big dreams, but even I had no idea how much this landscape would shape me. Like one of the thousands of glaciers in Alaska, it bulldozed my preconceived notions, and reshaped my artistic and personal goals in an entirely new way. 

In the Alaskan landscape, I found myself reborn.

My most powerful fine art photographs are created after I immerse myself in a landscape, often for several days at a time. This immersion develops an intimacy that I strive to portray in my photographs. Only in these moments, when I have made that primal connection to a place, is my soul stirred most.

How then can a photograph, one that celebrates the vastness of scale that only Alaska can contain, displayed on a computer screen just a few inches across, do that experience justice?
The simple answer is, it can't. 

Alaska is a region built upon superlatives. Immersive photographs of this land deserve a proper showcase. A place where people can come and be drawn in by beautiful, large format prints. Prints personally crafted in Alaska by myself. An experience that does justice to the emotions that I felt while making the photograph displayed before them. 

I am very excited to announce a new partnership with Salmon Berry Tours. Salmon Berry Tours is the longest-running & most experienced day tour company in Anchorage. Entirely Alaskan owned and operated, we share the same goals. A premier experience that delivers life-long memories that celebrate one of the last great wild places on our planet, and a shared passion for the grandness that is Alaska.

Together, we are creating a new, one-of-a-kind gallery experience. 

The new David Ryan Taylor Fine Art Gallery at Salmon Berry Tours opens to the public on Friday, May 2nd, 2014. To celebrate this partnership, we are participating in Anchorage's incredible First Friday Art Walk, from 5-8 pm. Regular hours will be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, 7 days a week. Starting May 15th, hours expand to 7:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Additionally, we are proud to support the local branch of the Muscular Dystrophy Association in a truly unique way. In January, I started a new photographic project. 'Through Time' is a celebration of Alaskan photographic art. The first photograph in this series is called 'Genesis', and it truly marks an exciting new phase in my photographic career. 'Genesis', like all new photographs in this series, will be available as Limited Edition Prints & Canvases. The first print made of 'Genesis' will be a 28" x 36" Limited Edition Canvas, valued at over $2,000. One of only 25 copies ever made. It will be signed and numbered, and then raffled off to a lucky winner. Raffle tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, April 5th. Tickets may be purchased at Salmon Berry Tours, through the Muscular Dystrophy Association, David Ryan Taylor Fine Art Photography, and others. Tickets may be purchased for $5, or 3 tickets for $10. All proceeds will go to benefit the Anchorage branch of the Muscular Dystrophy Association. 

First Friday/Gallery Grand Opening celebrations are free to the public and start at 5 pm on Friday, May 2nd. At 5:30 pm, David Ryan Taylor will unveil his new masterpiece, 'Genesis'. And at 5:45 pm, a random person will be drawn from raffle ticket purchases as the winner of 'Genesis', #1 of 25. In addition to 'Genesis', the gallery will open by featuring over fifteen stunningly beautiful fine art prints from David Ryan Taylor's collection. Included in this permanent collection is an incredible Special Edition of 'Daybreak', a panoramic fine art photograph of the eastern Alaska Range, measuring 4 feet tall by 12 feet wide.

We hope that you will join us on May 2nd to celebrate our gallery opening at Salmon Berry Tours. Consider supporting a wonderful local non-profit by purchasing raffle tickets all this month, and have a chance to win a highly Limited Edition print on the evening it is unveiled!

Salmon Berry Tours & the David Ryan Taylor Fine Art Photography Gallery are located at 515 West 4th Avenue, in downtown Anchorage, near the historic Visitors Center. Salmon Berry Tours can be reached at 907-278-3572, or by visiting their website at David Ryan Taylor Fine Art Photography can be reached at 907-315-0191, or visit us on the web at

The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the world’s leading nonprofit health organization sponsoring research seeking the causes of and effective treatments for neuromuscular diseases. MDA research grants currently are supporting more than 250 projects worldwide. All proceeds raised from raffle ticket sales will go towards local programs led by the MDA. For those wishing to purchase raffle tickets through the MDA, their hours are 12:00 pm to 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday. The Anchorage Muscular Dystrophy Association is located at 121 West Fireweed Lane, Suite 100. The MDA can also be reached via phone at 907-276-2131.
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Would love to join you ..........if only...........
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"Beautiful things don't ask for attention."
This line says it all for me.
It's the only line that matters.
This scene gives me the chills.
In a great way.

Can't imagine a life where beauty isn't given its due attention.
Asked for or not.

I love my life.

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Great movie. I'd love to see Sean Penn get a spinoff focused on his photography/freelance travels. 
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Great post, and I couldn't agree more.
For the past several years, I've described my photography as a 'selfish art'. I do this for me. If someone else relates or benefits from it, that is a bonus. But in the end, I am a photographer because it is the best way that I know how to express myself. Photography makes me feel whole inside (on a creative level), and without it, my life wouldn't be the same. 
I've been struggling with this for a while now. And I'm just going to say what I feel needs to be said. This morning a friend of mine forwarded me a few articles by a 'Professional Instagrammer' (ugh) that really grinded my g...
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+Lauren Bath Some of us definitely want to see you on G+ more often. Do you know one of the things wrong with social media? There are too many choices and not enough time to be on them all. 
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Always great to see some of my favorite photogs featured in Alaska Magazine.
Congrats to +Phillip Colla, +Patrick Endres , and +Ron Niebrugge. Great selection of images from the Kenai Peninsula article. 
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O wow, I didn't know about this - cool!  Thanks for the heads up - I need to get by G+ more often.
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Fellow fine art printmakers, if you are looking for a source for your ink jet printing materials, I HIGHLY recommend JVH Technical, in Washington. They are a family-run business with incredible support and customer service. We bought our Epson 9900 through them, and use them for the bulk of our paper and ink orders. They are fast, courteous, and have very competitive pricing.

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Already familiar. I met John several years ago at the trade show component of the NANPA Summit. I can concur with the recommendation.
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Our new poster! If you live in the Anchorage area (or the Mat-Su Valley), you may see these when you are out and about. We hope that you will join us on May 2nd, at our new gallery, at Salmon Berry Tours!
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Great to see one of my new prints on display at a local ophthalmology clinic:)
This is a 30x60 canvas of 'Crescendo'.
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Another productive day!
Once I finish printing and stretching this 30"x60" canvas of 'Crescendo', we'll have 21 of our canvas prints in a "holding pattern", here at the DRT Print Lab:)
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"It had long since come to my attention that people of accomplishment rarely sat back and let things happen to them. They went out and happened to things."

- Leonardo da Vinci

Prepare yourself, things. I'm about to happen to you.
Don't wait for things to fall into place.
Put them there.

Big announcement in the coming days:)
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Can't wait to hear about your epic project. 
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Fine Art Landscape & Wild Life Photographer, Fine Art Printmaker, Owner of David Ryan Taylor Photography
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  • David Ryan Taylor Photography
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David Ryan Taylor is dedicated to increasing the awareness and appreciation for wild places & wild things, through fine-art photography.
Oh me! Oh life! of the questions of these recurring,
Of the endless trains of the faithless, of cities fill’d with the foolish,
Of myself forever reproaching myself, (for who more foolish than I, and who more faithless?)
Of eyes that vainly crave the light, of the objects mean, of the struggle ever renew’d,
Of the poor results of all, of the plodding and sordid crowds I see around me,
Of the empty and useless years of the rest, with the rest me intertwined,
The question, O me! so sad, recurring—What good amid these, O me, O life?

That you are here—that life exists and identity,
That the powerful play goes on, and you may contribute a verse.
Walt Whitman - Source: Leaves of Grass (1892)

I am proud to be contributing my verse, with camera at the ready.

I am a fine art landscape and wildlife photographer, living and specializing in Alaska. I'm also a fine art printmaker, and guide exclusive, small group photo tours and workshops. 
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4 Silver Awards in the 2013 Epson International Pano Awards
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Palmer, Alaska