2021 was a fantastic year for Max Foster Photography as it was my bestselling year to date, doubling sales over the previous year! It was exciting to produce new visually diverse images for my portfolio and rewarding to have publications such as National Geographic and Outdoor Photographer publish my images. Thank you to all of my wonderful clients, collectors and colleagues for making 2021 my best year yet! The images below are a few of my newly released bestsellers for 2021.
Northern Minnesota is known for gorgeous fall colors, with mixed forests full of maple, birch, aspen and more. I am always on the lookout for the perfect forest scene, and this area ranks high on my list! The forest floor was covered in intensely colored foliage, which contrasted beautifully with the stark white trunks of these birch trees.
The morning after hiking to one of the highest peaks in Kofa National Wildlife Refuge, we woke to this beautiful display of layered light. I chose to shoot directly into the sun to capture the impressive ridges illuminated to the east.
Grand Teton National Park offers incredible views no matter where you are at in the park. Jackson Lake is usually quite wavy due to motorboats, but on this evening the lake was calm and reflected the vivid sunset light beautifully. Just moments after this a small fox came down to the lakeshore to investigate (or look for a snack), capping an amazing day in the Tetons.
The Kalalau Valley is one of the most magnificent scenic areas I have ever seen. I hiked down a steep ridge to this unique spot and watched the clouds roll by; just when I thought the scene couldn’t get any prettier, an intense rainbow appeared!
Looking like something out of Star Wars Return of the Jedi, I half expected an ewok to jump out from behind one of these ancient redwood trees. With a blanket of coastal fog rolling in, the atmosphere was amazingly beautiful.
The iconic Scripps Pier in La Jolla, California is one of the few piers that does not have pylons in the middle. This allows for a clear view to the horizon, and it one of my favorite places to shoot in southern California.
This lava pool on the coast of Kauai, Hawaii is both gorgeous and dangerous. When the ocean swells come in, you need to pay close attention to the waves or you can easily be washed away. Nonetheless, it is an adrenaline filled experience, and extremely picturesque!
Redwood National and State Parks are awe inspiring places, full of ancient relics of the past. This particular grove is unique, with a forest floor covered by redwood sorrel (often confused with clover). The sorrel gives one the feeling of walking through a carpeted forest out of a fairy tale.
With branches spiraling and twisting in every direction, this Japanese Maple tree reminded me of Medusa. Small in stature, but full of character and personality, these trees are a favorite photographic subject of mine. In autumn, their leaves turn vibrant shades of orange and red. This image was chosen by National Geographic (along with Angel Wings & Deep Rooted) for their upcoming book Into the Forest: The Secret Language of Trees which will be published early next year.
The North Shore of Lake Superior is one of the many scenic gems of Minnesota. I have visited this small island many times over the years but was rewarded for my persistence with this intensely colorful sunrise. The fall colors topped everything off and make this my favorite image of 2021.