Meet Ann Torrence. Ann is an amazing photographer who I finally met in person during the Photowalking event last month in Salt Lake City. She dropped by yesterday and we chatted for awhile about photography, Utah and life in general.

Ann has great passion for life and it definitely shows in her photography. She is currently working on a book titled US 89: the Great Western Road Trip. Here is a bit about the book in her own words:

“This book documents the icons, the treasures and the travelers along Highway 89, from America’s 5th largest metropolitan area to Indian lands and rural townships. Rodeo queens, paleontologists, artists, highway crews, ranchers, river-runners all inhabit this landscape as they define and redefine the western mystique.”

For those that have an interest in truly stunning landscape and nature photography, a stop by Ann’s site at anntorrence.com is a must. Her ability to capture the look and feel of nature is enviable. My favorite image on her site is the signature shot of Mt. Moran in the Grand Tetons National Park. The gentle color combined with the layer of clouds is stunning and Ann captured it perfectly.

After our conversation yesterday, Ann was kind enough to sit for a quick portrait. It’s always fun to put a photographer on the other end of the lens and Ann handled the challenge well.

Links to Ann’s work on the web: Her Website | Her Flickr Photostream

Canon 5D, Canon 24-105 f/4L lens – 1/125 second, f/8, ISO 100