As a young boy, Jack Ekin developed his love for nature and open space while exploring the state forests near his home in Catonsville, Maryland.  His first photographs were taken with a Brownie Scout camera, and he produced his first public slide show with a borrowed rangefinder camera.

After receiving a doctorate in solid state physics from Cornell University, Ekin later developed his skills as a fine-art landscape photographer to achieve balance in his life and re-integrate himself with the beauty of nature. He has studied with Sam Abell, staff photographer for National Geographic, and Jim Bones, former assistant to Eliot Porter, the father of color photography.

Jack moved west to the Rocky Mountains in 1973 to raise his family in a place of space and patience. He dedicates his photography to sharing the joy of recent open space acquisitions, as well as saluting the community-building effort required to set aside public lands. His photography has been published regionally and nationally, and exhibited internationally in corporate, public, and private art collections.

" Ekin is not capturing beautiful images solely for their artistic value.  He wants to convey a sense of power and value in open space areas."  BOULDER DAILY CAMERA