Vern Clevenger

Vern Clevenger PortraitVern Clevenger’s acute ability to respond with such an unerring sense of place—to feel and to frame a day’s shifting light, a season’s shifts of color and mood, and the constant drama of mountain landscapes—has evolved from an adventure-filled life of sojourning in the Sierra Nevada mountains of California. His legendary Yosemite climbs, his record first ascents, and more than 40 years of ramblings over the range’s peaks and trails have given Vern the experience of wildness he so powerfully expresses. For Vern, capturing these Sierra wilderness photographs has involved taking time to be with these places. His images share special mountain moments deeply lived. They are the offerings of his “sierra sojourns” as an adventure of art. Seem more work at