Artist of the Month – Rusty Childress – January 2020
After beginning his career as a photojournalist in 1978, Rusty then spent 33 years in the automotive industry but kept shooting along the way. He escaped Corporate America in 2007 to become a freelance photographer by starting The Main Event Imaging LLC, an outdoor event photography business specializing in motorsports and concert photography.
Natural History photography is his focus today with Childress.com Nature Photography. Here he spends most of his time underwater, riding an ATV, in the air or on a 4X4 overland journey.
Celebrating and emphasizing the aesthetic value of nature,Rusty wants his images to leave people touched, moved, and inspired in a way that empowers them to take ownership and provide stewardship of the natural world.
Understanding that people protect what they love, he am committed to capturing nature’s moments and sharing the resulting images as a form of artistic activism.
To see more of Rusty’s work, visit his website at: www.childress.com