Artist Bio and Statement

A Quest For Light And Shadows:

Derrick Snider is a photographer based in Grand Junction, Colorado and has been exploring photography for a little over 5 years. 
His obsession for light and shadows has been an exploration covering much of the southwestern United States, as well as Washington, Oregon and the most recent - Iceland.

His passion for photography has been a journey full of tremendously fast growth, while also showing a
willingness to expand horizons, and learn from his peers while growing his portfolio. 

Derrick Snider has been published internationally in Digital Camera Magazine, Colorado National
Monument calendars, and a North Dakota phone directory, as well as, been invited to display images at exhibits in Grand Junction City Hall, the Avalon Theater and others in Denver and Grand Junction,


I appreciate you taking the time to view my art and journey with me to the places that have captured my
eye as well as part of my soul. 

I hope as you contemplate my photographic art, that you are not only intrigued by the images themselves,
but also that you take something with you. It is my intent to express the way I feel towards these places our beautiful world has to offer. My goal is to evoke an emotional response from the viewer that has real impact, and ignites a visceral spark within
them. While the modern digital camera is an incredible tool, no single tool can fully convey the feeling I get while exploring these amazing locations. 

It is my hope and ultimate goal that through the use of composition, depth of field, color, contrast, and
hue, that I strike a masterful balance between luminosity and shadow that grips the viewer and holds their

I pay meticulous attention to detail in the field, and then utilize that same level of focus to optimize each
image in my darkroom, the digital darkroom, in an attempt to artfully express this world I see. 

A tremendous amount of work goes into these images, as It takes a lot of planning, patience, and
perseverance to capture these places at just the right time to convey my vision for the viewer. 

I am not a typical “shoot from the roadside photographer.” My pursuit of adventure often takes me into very remote areas, chasing visual drama and the magic that happens when light and shadow collide.

So come share the adventure and explore with me, as we journey into a world that awaits all of us
outdoors, if we choose to follow the light.

Derrick Snider Imagery

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