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In the Falcon Gallery: An Exhibit of Photography by Bill Booz

Updated: Jan 7, 2021

Seasons and Colors of the Appalachian Trail,

An exhibition of the World’s Longest Footpath by: Bill Booz Fine Art

On Display from December 12, 2020 Through January 2021

Join us in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains of Floyd, VA at the Floyd Center for the Arts where award winning nature and travel photographer, Bill Booz, Author, World Traveler and Philanthropist will be exhibiting his fine art photographs taken from his thru-hike of the entire 2,190 mile Appalachian Trail.

Experience beautiful nature photography in its finest art form as Bill captures the natural majesty of our planets oldest mountain range.Travel around the World and back to our very own special corner of the Earth with Bill without ever leaving Virginia and bring home your own framed masterpiece of the Blue Ridge Mountains!

Artist Statement

As a landscape photographer, my goal is to create fine art that inspires you to travel and get outdoors every time you gaze upon the photograph. Through natural composition and color, that God has created, I work tirelessly in order to identify and capture some of the most beautiful natural places in the World, transporting you into that very scene of nature from the finest details of flowers in the spring, to the overall majestic mountain views in fall. I am truly passionate in my quest to visually communicate our natural World to you. I have captured fine art moments in sub zero temperatures in Alaska, hung from mountaintops 2,000 feet above the Blue Ridge and photographed under water in Australia in hopes that you too can find your own adventure travel on our truly magnificent planet in your office, living room or standing right next to me on my latest adventure.

Artist Biography

Bill Booz is an adventure seeker who’s mission is to engage in and live an extraordinary life by traveling the World, documenting his experiences on photo and video and achieving life fulfillment. Bill started on his adventures shortly before deciding to backpack the entire 2,160 mile long Appalachian Trail, a wilderness footpath that extends from Georgia to Maine over a 7 month time frame. This was an odyssey that took him through 14 states and is estimated to take about 5,000,000 steps to complete.

Bill’s adventures have not stopped there. He has been to all 50 states, as well as exotic places like China, Australia and Africa. He has SCUBA dived on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia, summited Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa and hiked on the Great Wall of China. Adventures like tracking Silverback gorillas in Rwanda, swimming with sharks in Central America and monkey’s jumping into his arms in China have all contributed to his amazing experiences. He has been on over 250 adventures spanning 5 of 7 continents. In addition to traveling the World, he also enjoys giving financial advice and film making. Bill is an accomplished photographer and had his work published in magazines in the United States and abroad. He took first place in the Rwanda Air Magazine for landscape photography in Africa and has appeared on TV, radio, newspapers and magazines. Bill’s first book, Seasons and Colors of the Appalachian Mountains, is a pictorial guide that has been well received. His second book, Total Return Life™ is due to be published soon.

Professionally, Bill manages 1.3 billion dollars in assets for high net worth clients. He is a CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ and a finance major who graduated Cum Laude from Rutgers University and is active with his Alma mater. He has a minor in Vietnamese from the University of Wisconsin, Madison and speaks Chinese. As the Co-Chair of the Board for the Rutgers Business Leader Development Program, he has given speeches on entrepreneurship and professional development to students at colleges in the Philadelphia area. Bill’s adventure buddy is his Jack Russel Terrier, named Maggie who accompanied him on his 19,100 mile RV odyssey from Philadelphia to Alaska and back. They live in the Blue Ridge Mountains of VA.

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