|Message from Derek von Briesen
Derek von Briesen’s stunning photographs of the Southwest—from the smallest details to the most expansive, awe-inspiring vistas—will touch your soul as they take you into the mysterious heart of this wild and unpredictable country.
Although he hails originally from Southern California where he worked in film, music and action sports for many years, Mr. von Briesen has lived in Sedona since 2002. An avid photographer all his life, he now devotes his time to landscape photography, producing fine art gallery prints and teaching photography workshops throughout the Southwest.
His award-winning photographs have been published by National Geographic, Arizona Highways, USA Today, Outwest Publishing, the Weather Channel and a number of local and regional guidebooks, magazines and newspapers.
"My teaching partner, Suzanne Mathia, & I have been photographing, and teaching in the American Southwest for almost two decades now and our Southwest Perspectives workshops are reasonably priced, highly instructional, guided expeditions to the most beautiful locations in the Southwest.
“Our workshops are all about your comfort, safety, & instruction. We never include more than eight people on any workshop. With two instructors this insures that there will never be more than four students per instructor. We both believe an empathetic & generous approach to teaching is one of the most important elements in your growth as photographers. From the time we pick you up, we handle your transportation & lodging so you’ll be free to focus on the most important thing, your photography!!"