Laurence Parent was born and raised in New Mexico. After receiving a petroleum engineering degree at the University of Texas at Austin in 1981, he practiced engineering for six years before becoming a full-time freelance photographer and writer specializing in landscape, travel, architecture, and nature subjects. Laurence has published more than 45 books. His latest include Colorado, a Photographic Journey" and "New Wealth from Old Land, the Eagle Ford Shale Country." Other publications include New Mexico: A Photographic Journey; Texas: Portrait of a State; Photographing Austin; San Antonio & the Texas Hill Country; Texas State Cemetery; and Death in Big Bend. Additionally Laurence has published large format books on Big River, Rio Grande; Portrait of Austin and New Mexico Wild and Beautiful. Hundreds of his photos appear in calendars every year. His magazine article and photo credits include National Geographic Traveler, Men’s Journal, Outside, Backpacker, Sierra, Natural History, National Parks, Newsweek, Arizona Highways, Travel & Leisure, and The New York Times. He contributes regularly to regional publications such as Texas Highways, Texas Monthly, New Mexico Magazine, and Texas Parks & Wildlife. Laurence’s commercial clients include Temple-Inland, Southwest Airlines, Trex, and BBVA Compass Banks.
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“There are always two people in every picture: the photographer and the viewer.”– Ansel Adams