About Brett Deacon

As far back as I can remember, the natural world has been a source of fascination and reverence for me. After moving to Minnesota in 2001 and spending weekends backpacking on the Superior Hiking Trail, photography became a serious part of my interaction with nature. Unsatisfied with mediocre photographs that failed to do justice to the splendor of Minnesota's North Shore, I invested in a 35mm camera system and began my evolution into a serious nature photographer. In the process my way of seeing the world was quite literally transformed.

When I moved to Laramie, Wyoming in 2004, the scenery I formerly dreamt of visiting on summer vacations now lay on my doorstep. I spent 10 wonderful years exploring the Medicine Bow National Forest in southeast Wyoming, as well as the Rocky Mountain region more broadly. In 2014, my family and I moved to Wollongong, Australia and traded the mountains for the beach. Along the way, I've been fortunate to visit some of the world's most beautiful places, including Kenya and the South Island of New Zealand. I have spent countless hours honing my skills with film and digital cameras and the tools of the digital darkroom. The images on this website represent a selection of my favorite photographs and each makes a beautiful print at most any size. I hope you enjoy them, and that they impart in you a sense of wonder, respect, and stewardship for the natural world.