#WhyCV Photo Spotlight: Vivian Powers
“Living my best life”
Each month in 2020 we shine a spotlight on one of our superstar local photographers, examining the beauty of our valley through their eyes. In July we celebrate doting single-mom and career-woman, Vivian Powers.
“Living my best life” isn’t just a tagline or slogan for Vivian Powers. After a successful career, and many years of visiting her daughter in Lake Tahoe, Vivian took the plunge – she moved north to semi-retire. With the sun on her shoulders and the wind in her hair, she takes her camera wherever she goes. And we are ever so thankful that she does.
Vivian didn’t pick up a camera until 2012, but she’s always had an eye for images, and how she would capture them. In no time at all, she realized she really does have an inherent ability to shoot landscapes and wild animals. And there’s a bit of luck in there too, as you’ll see from her eagle photo below. Accolades and acknowledgments have rolled in, some courtesy of publications like Tahoe Quarterly and Nevada Magazine, and she’s even a featured photographer at the Art Gallery at Prism.
Keep scrolling to get an idea of the stories behind the images, and you’ll find out just what photography means to Vivian. Follow along with her photography journey here!