Ross Hamilton has been an icon on the Olympic Peninsula for almost 5 decades. Hamilton is one of the last large format photographers to photograph the back country of the Olympic mountain range, along with the rugged coast of Washington in the Olympic National Park, and in the deep forests and valleys of Peninsula, bringing to life some of the most stunning imagery of this magical place through his 4x5 large format lens.
Now at the age of 74, Hamilton is not able to photograph his beloved Olympic Peninsula, nor see the beautiful images he has created because of vision loss due to glaucoma. Yet this does not stop him from sharing his images and experiences with photographers and outdoor advocates on the Olympic Peninsula in small group settings from Sequim to Forks, WA.
This video shares some of his classic images and experiences with the viewer and Ross' struggle with the disease that took his sight. Ross Hamilton is truly inspiring as a person and a photographer.