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  Tucson Cactus and Succulent Society

May 3, 2007 at 7 pm

Brian and Shirley Loflin

"Cacti of Texas"

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Brian Loflin is a seasoned marketing leader within aerospace manufacturing and service organizations with a career that spans three decades as a marketing consultant, advertising manager, veteran photographer, and journalist.

He was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and graduated from nearby Hendrix College. Graduate degrees were also later earned from the University of Arkansas. During the early years, he worked as a medical photographer at the University of Arkansas School of Medicine and as a freelance photojournalist, serving regional Arkansas newspapers and United Press International.

After graduation, Brian served as a U.S. Navy officer where he coordinated many efforts of the Pacific Fleet Intelligence Center, flew intelligence reconnaissance missions over Southeast Asia, and was on the briefing staff of the Commander of the United States Pacific Fleet.

After leaving the service Brian teamed with two partners and founded an advertising and photography production service in Denver, CO. In this role he completed a wide variety of global advertising and photographic assignments, ranging from airplanes to zoological specimens. Although his specialty is industrial projects, he manages to produce a large amount of natural science photography, a passionate endeavor.

During his career, Brian's photographs have been published in more than 70 various national and international magazines, books and other publications. Brian's work has also been displayed by several galleries and has won numerous awards.

Shirley, Brian's wife of 11 years, was a manager of a printing company for more than ten years and has always been professionally involved in the graphic arts. She is also an accomplished artist and photographer. Today, Shirley uses her photography to accent her enduring love of nature. Shirley is a passionate naturalist, artist and photographer with a keen interest in plants and birds. They recently completed the first in a series of nature guides, "Grasses of the Texas Hill Country," a well-received volume released last April by Texas A&M University Press.

Continuing her involvement in the business of photography, she manages Loflin & Associates, their joint photographic stock business that comprises more than 100 thousand images. The Loflin stock photographs are published in various media on a global scale.

Brian and Shirley enjoy their passion as independent naturalists, photographers and writers. Together, they actively teach seminars and workshops in many areas of natural science and photography. As nature and travel photography tour leaders, they conduct specialized travel events around the world, including Mexico, Costa Rica, Europe, Asia and China.

They recently completed writing, producing and photographing "Cacti of Texas", a photographic guide book to be published this year. This publication will cover 100 species.

For further information please visit Loflin Images, their web site at www.loflin-images.com.

Please join us for this very special program. It will be a special treat to experience their excellent presentation.


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