Lowery & Mary Walker
Ron Lowery is a gravity-defying, professional photographer
and pilot who has produced award-winning
photographs and illustrations marketed around the world.
Using this twin engine plane that he and his older son Alan built,
Ron flew 14,000 miles to photograph the Lewis and Clark trail.
For the past 15 years, Ron has traveled extensively with his plane,
virtually living in the sky to capture the exact moment and the
lighting he desires for each photograph.
hands off the camera to Ron as he prepares to take off in
photographic images from Ron Lowery’s creative mind have
been used by Kodak, IBM, CBS, Smith Kline Beecham, Telecom Italia
and other corporations worldwide. His story of retracing Lewis
and Clark has been the subject of several newspaper articles including
the Business & Aviation Journals, Bismarck Tribune, Seattle
Post Intelligencer, and St. Louis Post Dispatch.
He was profiled in the book Right Brain, Left Brain Photography:
The Art and Technique of 70 Modern Masters by Kathryn Marx.
can see more of his aerials and conceptual images on www.ronlowery.com.
His home base is Chattanooga, TN.
Walker is an accomplished pilot and writer who has widely
explored her interests in cultural history, ecology and earth
sciences. She has worked as a chemist in environmental
and scientific research, and in natural resource conservation.
Her passionate concerns about protecting the enviroment led to
her founding a regional magazine, EnviroLink®.
A member of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy of
Tennessee, she also chaired the Mayor’s Advisory Council
for Environment in Des Moines, Iowa and chaired the Chattanooga
Task Force of the Tennessee Toxics Program.
Mary has studied the history of the Lewis and Clark Expedition
for three years, traveled the entire route previously by road
and small plane, and created a website for schoolchildren on the
subject. During her Lewis and Clark travels, her compassion for
the native Americans and others we met along the trail made the
crew of Chasing Lewis and Clark Across America many lasting
friends. She is also a highly experienced instrument-rated, multi-engine
private pilot who lives in Tucson, Arizona.
Ryan, Mary, Sue, Ron and Jack stop for a photo in Bozeman,
was a recently graduated senior in high school getting a hands-on
history lesson. Sue is a graphic and web designer. She kept the
website up-to-date on our trip. Jack was our answer to Lewis's