Nye Simmons

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Nye is a freelance writer-photographer living in Knoxville, Tennessee in the shadow of the Great Smoky Mountains. Published in regional and national publications, his ongoing emphasis is classic landscape photography for fine art reproduction, books and calendars.

His most recent work is an exhibition format book with companion 2014 calendar: Blue Ridge Parkway Celebration.

Nye’s previous titles include:
Blue Ridge Parkway, An Extraordinary Journey Among the World’s Oldest Mountains (with Jerry Greer),
Best of the Blue Ridge Parkway
Tennessee Wonder and Light,
the Smoky Mountains Photographer’s Guide (with Bill Campbell),
Great Smoky Mountains Wonder and Light (with Jerry Greer and Bill Lea).

Nye was also a contributing writer and photographer for the Ultimate Guide to Digital Nature Photography.

Best of the Blue Ridge Parkway is now available in e-book format. Print titles are available on Amazon, and signed copies are available from the photographer.

Nye conducts private tours and instruction on an individual and small group basis by appointment, location by mutual agreement, including Smokies, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Southwest.