Lynchburg Living magazine chose Tyler Stephens ’19, a biology major from Suffolk, Virginia, for a monthly question-and-answer profile in its May/June issue.
The issue hit the newsstands Monday, May 1.
Tyler’s photography caught the eye of the magazine editor earlier this year thanks to his Instagram account, @tylerstephens_photography, which he frequently updates with new photos nature photos. The magazine selected a photo he shot of Apple Orchard Falls for its Perspectives feature, which uses images to highlight what makes the Central Virginia region special. Apple Orchard Falls is a 200-foot waterfall off the Blue Ridge Parkway about 20 miles from the Lynchburg campus.
After picking up photography as a hobby, Tyler quickly became a prolific nature photographer. Last fall, his work was featured in Suffolk Living. He enjoys exploring the Blue Ridge Parkway and finding new locations to hike and take pictures. As he told the Lynchburg Living staff, “I would like to hike every day if I could.”