May 2017 Magazine - Page 53

Local Artisan W e share our planet with creatures of profound beauty. Wildlife that serves to remind us of our own need to connect; to experience an untamed and primal existence that grounds us to who we really are. Being in nature is peace- ful; a state of emotion that’s increasingly lost in a world filled with technology and frenetic change, yet wholeheartedly craved by the masses. The photo- graphs of Andrew Feiler deliver this peace. Unscripted and powerful in their simplicity, they transport us to a place where just “being” is enough. With a body of work recently exhibited at the Las Vegas History Museum, we asked Andrew why he loves the process of photography, how patience and hard work is a virtue and why living in Las Vegas influences his art. May/June 2017 53