“Jeff Scovil is the best mineral photographer in the world. It may not seem like it’s a lot of work taking pictures of rocks, but it’s actually very tricky,” Tellus Executive Director Jose Santamaria said. “Not any other photographers really come as close.”
According to his biography on www.mineralmarket.com, “[Scovil] is an internationally published photographer whose work can be found in most of the mineral and lapidary magazines in the United States as well as France, Germany and Russia. Jeff is also the author of the recently published ‘Photography of Minerals, Fossils and Lapidary Material.’
“He has run the Tucson Gem and Mineral Show Seminar in Mineral Photography since 1986 and their Mineral Photography Slide Competition since 1988. Jeff lectures widely on the topics of mineral and gem photography plus mineralogy, and travels widely photographing for dealers, collectors and museums.”
Santamaria said the lecture will include stories of Scovil’s travels to photograph rare minerals.
“One thing he does is he gets to travel worldwide to different mineral localities in pretty exotic lands and he’s photographed his travels, and so his talk is going to be on some of the recent places he’s visited,” Santamaria said.
The lecture begins at 7 p.m. and is free to members and the cost of regular admission for non-members.
“We have had astronauts lecture here because we have exhibits on space, we have had paleontologists lecture here because we have a fossil gallery and so the lectures here are pretty varied,” Santamaria.
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