Owner, Stuart Palley Photography
Stuart is a photographer based in Southern California specializing in environmental, art, editorial, and commercial/corporate subjects.
His recent work on wildfires, Terra Flamma: Wildfires at Night, focuses on documenting the most acute effect of drought in California, wildfire through long exposure images at night. Over the past 3 years Stuart has photographed over 60 wildfires in the state and has formal wildland fire training. The project has been featured in dozens of media outlets across the globe and was recognized as a Finalist in the Environmental Vision category of the prestigious Pictures of the Year International Photography competition in 2016 and was awarded in previous years.
Born and raised in Southern California, Stuart has photographed for National Geographic Magazine, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, and many other publications. His work has appeared TIME Magazine, WIRED, New York Magazine, and the Washington Post. Corporate and advertising clients include TBWA\Chiat\Day, Nissan USA, Tesoro Corporation, US Bank, Waterax, and more.
Stuart received his BBA and BA from Southern Methodist University and studied finance and history and minored in Photography and Human Rights. He holds a Master’s in Photojournalism from the University of Missouri. When not photographing wildfires Stuart can be found on road trips throughout the Southwest photographing the Milky Way.
Please contact Stuart directly for assignments, licensing inquiries, or commissions using the Contact page.