Twenty years ago, I found a photography book titled “Brother Wolves.” I was simply blown away by the breathtaking images of wolves. The book completely changed my perspective on wolves and made me realize the power of photography.

Jim Brandenburg published another masterpiece after that – “Chase by the Light,” in 1998 with 90 images he took for 90 days (one image per day) as an effort to go back to the simplicity of photography.  The National Geographic published all those 90 images. Jim explains as “the most photos published in the magazine with the least amount of film.”

I knew then what I wanted to do with my life – I wanted to be a nature photographer.

Twenty years later, I got to say “thank you” to the man who had inspired me to become who I am.

Jim has 23 photo essays in the National Geographic and won numerous prestigious awards than any photographers in the world.  In my humble opinion, he is simply the best photographer.

Getting his wonderful testimonial about my book was the highlight of my career. And meeting him in person was one of the most memorable moments of my life.

“Save the Last Dance” is a near perfect expression of a man’s passion for his subject. From the title on the cover to the last page, I found a superbly written and remarkably photographed journal.

Jim Brandenburg