Wade Schaul

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Originally from Oceanside, California, Wade Schaul is a photographer living and working in New York City. Wade found his interest in photography through his past work as a graphic designer, employing learned principles which to continue to inform his photographs to this day. His work can often be identified by a distinct warmth, intimacy, and attention to lighting detail.

In what ways does nature inspire or inform your work?

It ignites a deep sense of urgency in my work and my life. We have a limited amount of time to begin truly giving back to and repairing the Earth. Approaching those conversations with an immediate sense of insistence and perseverance, will be key to delivering a better future for the planet. Urgency allows us the opportunity to have a healthier ongoing dialogue with nature in the future. Now is the time to continue driving these conversations to the front.

What does it mean to you to be part of a thriving ecosystem?

Ecosystems rely on give and take. Right now, my idea of a healthy ecosystem involves giving and contributing where I can, accepting and welcoming outside help when it’s needed, and being at peace with certain things that are outside of my control.

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