Best Worst Things

Interview with Marian Brickner, Animal Photographer Extraordinaire

By Deb Gaut | September 10, 2019

Marian Brickner is an internationally acclaimed animal photographer who calls Saint Louis her home.  She has authored 40+ books featuring her exceptional photography, and her work has graced the covers of numerous publications, including National Geographic Kids, Ranger Rick Junior, and the cover of world renown primatologist Frans de Waal’s seminal book, The Bonobo and the Atheist.  Recently, we caught up with Marian for a delightful interview about her remarkable life and work. Deb:  We’re so excited that you’ve joined us for this interview, Marian.  Please tell us how you got started as a photographer. Marian:  Actually, I can tell…

Turning Passion into Purpose and Profit

By Caren Libby | January 29, 2019

It all started with a love for art. As a child, I enjoyed drawing and painting and experimenting with color. And when I began taking photographs, I felt a spark that eventually burst into a burning desire to develop those skills. It was a blessing to discover this creative outlet early in life. The Twenties – Capturing the Moments My camera became a constant companion because I wanted to visually document the world around me – especially my young children – as often as was practical. It was a thrill to drop off my 35mm film at a processing lab…