About Philip

“Color captures attention; a unique perspective captures hearts.”

The magic and grandeur of nature have fascinated me since childhood. I pursued my curiosity by roaming remote and wild areas in the deserts and high country of my native Southwest. As my experience and understanding grew, I developed a passion to capture with photography the unforgettable and stirring patterns of light, shapes and vistas that I was seeing.

My subjects range from small plants and animals often overlooked in a casual passing, to vast panoramas of land, light and color. The images convey my interpretation of the beauty, nuances and haunting mystique of the landscape and its natural inhabitants.

When a viewer expresses a desire to walk into one of my landscapes, or expresses surprise at seeing the tiny details of a small plant or animal, I know I have succeeded.


Philip Lowe has photographed the natural world of the American Southwest for 40 years. A prolific photographer, Philip is a conservationist as well as an artist. Through the lens, he captures images of nature that inspire and educate.

Born in Utah in 1951, Philip grew up in Southern Arizona. He holds a Master’s Degree in wildlife biology and has pursued a career in biologic, hydrologic, and environmental analysis. Commercially, his images of the natural world have been widely used for promotional materials, web sites, and wall exhibits by environmental consulting companies, educational institutions and a large corporate client. His work has appeared in Arizona Highways, AAA Highroads, Arizona Wildlife Views, and several local and regional publications in the Phoenix area. Philip provides local and regional newspapers with images used in their travel and ‘things to do’ sections.

As a volunteer photographer at Arizona’s Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Philip’s photographs have appeared in many of the Arboretum’s promotional materials and exhibits. In 2014, the Arboretum commissioned Philip to produce a series of black and white photos that mirrored the photographs taken at the time the Arboretum opened approximately 90 years ago.

His large-scale triptychs and smaller vignettes adorn professional and residential walls throughout the American Southwest.


Scottsdale, AZ

January 16 – March 27, 2016

I am honored to show my photographs at this prestigious ten-week event that has been called “One of the West’s Premier Art Events” by Art & Antiques magazine. Now in its 26th year, the Celebration of Fine Art features more than 40,000 square feet of working studios and works of art created by 100 renowned and emerging artists from across the country.

My space is #227 in the south wing. I look forward to seeing you at the show.

Special Event at The Celebration of Fine Art

Each Friday, from 4 to 5 p.m. is the Art Discovery Series. Discover the inspiration, techniques and stories behind the creation of the art, while enjoying wine and cheese. I will present “Beyond the Lens” on March 25.