Paul Hetzel is a photographer based in Springfield, Massachusetts. His photographic career was launched during a trek to Mt. Everest in 1994. Time constraints of his busy Medical Oncology practice stimulated him to move from film to digital capture in 2005. He finds the use of Black and White photography allows him to better convey the aesthetics of and emotional attachment to a particular subject. His images have been awarded best in show at the Monson Art Show and the New England Camera Club Conference. Exhibitions of his work have appeared in multiple galleries in New England. He published his first book, From This Sapling, in 2013. He has been fortunate to capture landscape and nature images in such distant lands as Nepal, Tibet, Patagonia, Africa and throughout the Southwest United States. However, some of his favorite images have been captured close to home.