Vail library hosting local adventurer’s photo show
Jon Sheppard’s work is as wide as the West
If You Go …
What: Jon Sheppard’s photography show and opening reception
Where: Vail Public Library
When: 5-7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9
Information: Sheppard’s show will be on display through April 15. for a photo safari contact Sheppard at 970-949-9131 or email email@example.com, or visit JonSheppardPhotography.com
VAIL — Jon Sheppard has lived everywhere from Kodiak Island to
Sheppard’s life looks like an adventure novel, except it’s not fiction. Sheppard has lived it.
His latest photo collection is on display at the Vail Public Library through April 15. The opening reception begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday.
“I have been a professional photographer for many years and have traveled some of the world,” he said.
Russia, the Middle East, Africa
These days he leads photo safari treks around the West and the world.
He has produced award-winning books such as “Someday In A Place Out West,” “Always Colorado” and “Cowboys and Cowgirls & Wide Open Spaces.”
He was also introduced to skiing, and figured that anything worth doing is worth overdoing. For fun, he and two friends — one of them blind — set a world record by skiing 18 Colorado ski areas in one day, while raising more than $20,000 for the U.S. Disabled Ski Team. Helicopters and vehicles proceeding at well above the posted speed limit were involved.