Thursday, March 8, 2012

Photographer Charles O'Rear

Highway 11 1973

Las Vegas Street Scene 1973

American Charles O’Rear (born 1941) photographed for National Geographic Magazine for more than 25 years, his photograph "Bliss" of a cloud mottled green hill against a stunning blue skycape, arguably one of the most recognisable landscape images, was used as default background for Microsoft's Windows XP.
HIs work for National Geographic led him from focussing on winemaking in Napa Valley in 1978 to  photographing wine production around the world his images illustrating  several acclaimed wine books. He's photographs for stock photography company "Corbis" are some of the finest examples of landscape photography.

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