Capital City Reprographics will be hosting an opening showcasing the photography of David Bowers.
The opportunity to witness nature throughout the four seasons is something very special and unique. To witness nature in its glory, gives reason to pause and reflect, be humble and thankful and blessed by the bounty provided us in the cycle of life. From a fog shrouded sunrise or a marsh waking up in the morning, to a roaring waterfall or a majestic eagle flying overhead, nature provides peace and comfort in our world.
After 35 years working in the manufacturing world and wondering for sure what retirement would bring, David found it behind a camera with the opportunity to witness grandeur in nature that was often overlooked or forgotten in a hurried world. He has been blessed by family and friends, both old and new and some from long ago through his photography. Their support and comments have been very special and led him to pursue his passion with an even greater effort.
David is actively involved in conservation and his goal is to bring awareness to conservation through his photos. He has been a volunteer and major donor with Ducks Unlimited, the leader in wetlands conservation for 35 years, serving on local committees and as a state officer for many years including the current position of Marsh Chatter newsletter editor and state convention co-chairman. David spends much of his time as a member of public policy team representing Ducks Unlimited at the Michigan Legislative Sportsman’s Caucus and working with state legislators on behalf of conservation. He recently became a member of the national public policy team where he will join with others from across the country to meet with our senators and representatives on behalf of conservation.
In addition to DU, David is a life member of MUCC (Michigan United Conservation Clubs), Pheasants Forever, and the Lansing Arts Council.
In January of this year, ten of David's photos were placed on permanent display at the new Ducks Unlimited Regional headquarters in Dexter, Michigan. A photographic essay and tribute to the 7 Michigan Wetland Wonders is currently in work with plans to publish a photographic essay in 18-24 months after a full cycle of seasons is photographed at each of the locations. David has several upcoming magazine covers including the fall edition of Michigan Out-of-Door along with photos for conservation articles in Michigan and across the country. Many of his photos have been used the past four years in the Michigan Ducks Unlimited calendar and will be featured in calendars in Texas, Oklahoma, and Michigan for 2019.