Hi, I'm Emmet Arries, a self-taught computer nerd and lover of nature and wild places! I have been lucky enough to live in homes surrounded by amazing yards, in communities with vibrant open spaces and active people working to protect them. As soon as I could walk, my focus every morning was to be outside! Most of my days, most of my life, have been spent engaged with our natural world. Without realizing the rarity and value of it, I have grown up in connection with nature and find joy whenever I am in it.
I am unschooled, learning from the world and following my passions as life unfolds. Several years back I picked up my family's DSLR and began looking through it at the wild animals I noticed on our property and my love of photography began.
While I am just at the beginning of my evolution as a photographer I have created this website (from scratch because computer coding is another passion of mine) to begin sharing my work.
I strive to capture the awesome beauty and energy of the landscape, the creatures, and ocassionally the old buildings, that are our wild places. I find natural wonder surrounds us every day if you stop and look. I hope my images transmit some of the awe and joy I see, and through it, inspire you to go outside and strengthen your connection to our big beautiful world.
Since 2017, I have interned under Cindy Goeddel, a professional photographer and guide. I feel truly honored to be able to work under such an outstanding photographer, and I've learned so many different things from the experience.
For the past two years, I've been focusing on wildlife filmmaking. I've learned a lot in the process and created my short film, Backyard Wildlife, that won best youth wildlife film at the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival in 2019.
Do you have a question for me? Feel free to ask it via my Contact Page.