|Totem Pole at sunrise
photo, Linde Waidhofer
|I wanted to write to thank you once again for the wonderful experience that you gave us, to me and to all my photo workshop students, on the Cloud Ridge photo trip last week. As one of the participants told me, on our last morning, It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I think we all felt like that. A whole week of camping and photography in Monument Valley, and not one dull or wasted moment!
You did a superb job of showing us the private as well as the public side of Monument Valley. And, thanks to your understanding of the way the desert light changes, hour by hour, and day by day, you always seemed to get us to the right spot at the right moment. Bravo!
I hope to return to Monument Valley often in the future, and Im looking forward to spending more time with you. Really, Tom, you are the most gifted and sensitive photographic guide I have ever met or worked with. I plan to recommend you and your guiding services to all my photographer friends and colleagues with great enthusiasm!
Tom is the nicest person and so very accomodating and considerate. He helped me carry my equipment up to high places; he would find good spots for me to photograph and then while I was photographing, he would walk short distances away and look for other spots or lighting or vegetation, etc.; he would make suggestions for photographing. While we were driving from place to place, he gave historical information about the Valley and its people. He is an extremely knowledgeable, soft-spoken and interesting person.
Von unserer Amerikareise zurück ist es uns ein Anliegen Euch zu schreiben, denn es war wunderschön bei Euch, und wir danken nochmals für die wunderschöne und interessante Führung durch Euer schönes Land. Die Eindrücke, die man hatte, waren ganz groß und unvergleichlich schön, wir werden es nie vergessen ...
Lilo und Heinz Hammann
"Please accept this letter as an endorsement of Tom Phillips' company, Kéyah Hózhoní Tours. Mr. Phillips, his wife and assistants aided me with a project in March 2000 on behalf of Dunlop and Toyota of Germany. These two companies designed the Dunlop Iron Drivers Cup and sent 55 people from Germany to the United States to participate in a road rally, press coverage and other activities.
Christopher D Scheffman
"I want to take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks to Tom Phillips and his Keyah Hozhoni Tour. The all day photo tour Tom gave me is one of the true highlights of my photography experience. Tom is an outstanding photographer who understands the beauty of light and how it enriches the magnificent landscape of Monument Valley. During my trip through this magical land Tom pointed out photo opportunities and made suggestions that were very helpful. At the same time however, he also made sure I had the time to study this country and express my own creative instincts. In addition to his photography skills, Tom is a very friendly, informative guide with a vast knowledge of the history and geography of the Valley. This is the ultimate tour of Monument Valley. Any photographer, pro or amateur, who truly wants to capture the beauty of Monument Valley, needs to explore it with Tom. I plan to return again soon. I know there are new photo opportunities out there."
Monument Valley Tours
Carlos & Carl Phillips
P. O. Box 1695