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I'm a husband, father & photographer.

I was born at our Navajo Nation capital and raised in Northern Arizona as an 80's kid. There aren't many malls, stores or gas stations however, we were and still are surrounded by sooo much beauty!

My photography career started without a camera as I guided wonderful people through (the now famous) Antelope Slot Canyon.

While having an hour or two with each guest, many enjoyed the land but weren't as happy with their photographs. At that point I studied how light, lenses and camera settings all worked together.

Quickly understanding the relationship, I got to work!

From helping those that were completely new to photography to the advanced, I set off to photograph the world. I visited China, Europe many times, Alaska and Central America and numerous places however I felt a deep void, a lack of connection to these places.

I was frustrated!

I felt like my passion ran out of gas so I went home - home to Navajoland.

A couple days before my birthday I had the most vivid dream of a sunrise over Monument Valley. I remember waking up shortly after midnight because of how surreal it was.

The following morning I packed my photography gear, camping equipment and set off… The photo itself is special and won several of the most prestigious awards in Native American Fine art.

Since then I've focused on capturing the Sweet Light of Navajoland and helping others learn about their cameras on my workshops to generate wonderful photographs.

Growing up off the land with my great and grandparents I learned the language. I'm not perfect with it however I landed the role of Crush in the Navajo version of "Finding Nemo."

My images have been featured by Adobe, Lightroom, National Geographic, Nissan USA, Adidas Terrex and in magazines like Native Peoples, Arizona Highways and many other outlets.

For many years my email signature ended with "Waiting for the Light" which has been a photographic phase. Now days it serves another purpose because many Navajo families are still Waiting for the Light.

The result of photographing the sweet light has led to powering 250+ homes across Navajoland. Roughly 20,000 homes don't have access to electricity or running water. I've been using proceeds from my photography work to instal Goal Zero solar kits on homes and hogans.

If you'd like to see how these solar installations work, view here.

If you would like to learn more about your digital camera & photograph Navajoland, click here.

Thank you for following along - may you Walk In Beauty,

Mylo Fowler

Instagram: @NavajoMylo

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