Bask in the abounding beauty of Utah’s wild spaces and wildlife with this breathtaking collection of photographs and quotes by Utah writers such as Terry Tempest Williams, Edward Abbey, and Everett Ruess.
2021 Foreword Indies, SILVER: Photography
With its sweeping valleys and towering mountains, its inviting summers and glittering snowscapes, its hiking trails and world-renowned ski slopes, Utah’s soaring heights are, indeed, where life is elevated. Explore these wild spaces through the dramatic and captivating photography of Ryan Jeffery, which captures Utah’s beloved wildness—the wildlife, the national parks, the desert vistas, and the mountains, all beautifully arrayed in splendor. Quotes from Utah authors such as Terry Tempest Williams, Edward Abbey, and Everett Ruess are spread throughout the scenes. Each page whisks you away to spaces like no other—where open skies kiss the silhouette of the landscape that rises to meet it.
“May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view.” — Edward Abbey
“To be whole. To be complete. Wildness reminds us what it means to be human, what we are connected to rather than what we are separate from.” — Terry Tempest Williams
Ryan Jeffery is an artist, painter, and photographer with a lifelong interest in the visual arts. He studied illustration and graphic design at the University of Arizona, and over the past 30 years, he has won numerous awards for his paintings and photography. He works as a chiropractor in Layton, Utah, where he lives with his wife and two sons.