Colby Chester has been an avid photographer for much of his life, working in 35mm, medium format, & digital. It was the compelling photography in National Geographic Magazine and the Sierra Club publication of Eliot Porter’s seminal work, In Wildness Is The Preservation of the World, that initially galvanized his interest in landscape and travel photography.
In addition to exhibiting his work at Benham Gallery and Photo Center Northwest in Seattle, WA, his images have been published in literary journals and art magazines, among them the Seattle Review, and the British release, Developing Vision & Style: A Master Class In Landscape Photography. He has received recognition in Photographers Forum. A selection of his photographs was featured in the November 2009 issue of COLOR Magazine.
Mr. Chester is actively involved in environmental issues both locally and internationally, using his photography as an instrument for advocacy whenever possible.