Beth Young: Soothing Botanicals of the Western US

Whether photographed in her own backyard or in her travels to wild places in the Western United States, the images in Beth Young’s body of work represent an exploration of the intersection of photography, healing, and intimate nature connection through the lens of selective focus, wide aperture macro photography of the beautiful diversity of botanicals. Long focal-length photography opens up a world of creative possibilities to create dreamy, ethereal images that embrace color harmony, celebrate biophilic patterns, and bring nature’s tiniest details up close.

With an awareness of the powerful effect that nature images have on all of us, Beth embraces an intentional, mindful approach to photography that is rooted in reverence for our natural world and seeks to use the camera as a conduit to express the significance of cultivating a deep relationship with nature for the benefit of physical and mental well-being.