February 23, 7:00 pm (via Zoom) – Sean Crane

Staying Inspired by Staying Put

Over the course of my career, I’ve photographed wildlife on every continent and in every US state. Discovering new and exotic lands, and the life that makes each place unique, is what I love most. But that all ended when the world went into lockdown in March of 2020. I had always wanted to get into camera trapping and if there was one silver lining to the pandemic, this was it. I ordered some equipment, read and watched lots of tutorials and got busy experimenting. Lucky for me, my wife and I had left the city in 2019 for a five-acre property in Connecticut. Discovering my own backyard has kept me inspired while I wait for things to return to some form of normalcy.

Back lit Opossum © Sean Crane
Back lit image of a Virginia opossum (Didelphis virginiana) walking along a fallen tree trunk in a forested area of Farmington, Connecticut.

By day I’m a Chief Creative Officer for an advertising agency in Avon, Connecticut, but when I’m not convincing the world to buy things they may or may not need, I’m out photographing wildlife. I grew up in Connecticut and have also lived in Boston, Denver, New York, Detroit, New York again, and the back of a Subaru Outback. During my year in the car, I traveled to every U.S. state compiling images for my first book, American Hydrant, published by Santa Monica Press in 2004. My international travels have taken me to all seven continents where I’ve documented everything from the smallest of invertebrates to the largest of mammals. My work has appeared in magazines like Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Natural History Magazine, Shutterbug and Spa, and has even made its way to Broadway, serving as a backdrop to the hit play Impressionism, starring Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen. I’ve received awards from the Smithsonian/Nature’s Best, Communication Arts, Luerzer’s Archive, the North American Nature Photographer’s Association, the BBC, National Geographic, the Audubon Society, and the National Wildlife Federation. My images are licensed worldwide by Minden Pictures.

WEBSITE: seancrane.com
FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/sean.crane.54
INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/seancranephoto/
LINKEDIN: https://www.linkedin.com/in/sean-crane-9099796/

Almost There © Sean Crane
Wide angle shot of a leatherback turtle hatchling (Dermochelys coriacea) at sunset as it starts its dangerous journey to the sea after hatching on the beach in Grande Riviere, Trinidad.

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