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Web Home of Les Saucier
Fine Art Photographer and Educator

Like many photographers, when I started taking photographs over 35 years ago in the Deep South, my only purpose was to document the activities of my two young children – to have a record of their lives. As they grew, my interest in photography expanded to include nature, which, as a biologist, has been my passion for most of my life. I began to spend more time recording the world of nature and connecting with plants and animals. I noticed that as I learned more about myself and photography, it became important to me to find ways to express myself and my vision of nature through my photography. I believe this was when I began to notice that there was no goal in my photography, but rather it was a process, a journey, a way I was learning to celebrate the beauty.

As the years have gone by and I have continued personal growth work and exploration of different spiritual paths, I have learned that for me photography is an integral part of my life – personally, emotionally, and spiritually. When I moved to the Southern Appalachians a few years ago, I felt that I had arrived at an important destination, not a final one, but a place where my soul felt at home. There is a sense of peace here, but also opportunities to grow and expand, to move beyond the edge of my comfort zone, personally and photographically. I now know that my main purpose in life is to celebrate the beauty of nature and to help others do the same. And that’s where I am today – sharing, teaching, and connecting with the incredibly beautiful natural world we live in. I hope this website will inspire other photographers to begin or continue their own journeys to celebrate whatever their vision of beauty is.
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“You don't make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” 
― Ansel Adams

“To the complaint, 'There are no people in these photographs,' I respond, There are always two people: the photographer and the viewer.” 
― Ansel Adams

“Sometimes I arrive just when God's ready to have somone click the shutter.” 
― Ansel Adams

“You don't take a photograph, you make it.” 
― Ansel Adams

“A great photograph is one that fully expresses what one feels, in the deepest sense, about what is being photographed.” 
― Ansel Adams

“There are no rules for good photographs, there are only good photographs.” 
― Ansel Adams

“A photograph is usually looked at- seldom looked into.” 
― Ansel Adams

“A great photograph is a full expression of what one feels about what is being photographed in the deepest sense and is thereby a true expression of what one feels about life in its entirety.” 
― Ansel Adams

“If the beautiful were not in us, how would we ever recognize it?”
― Ernst Haas

“We don't see the world as it is, we see it as we are”
― Anaïs Nin

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