Vii Tanner was born in American Samoa, raised in the wide open spaces of Wyoming, and went on to live in some of the world's most exotic, visually stunning locales in Australia and New Zealand. He credits his unique, visual sensibility in part to these breathtakingly beautiful environments. 

Part of Vii's inspiration today comes from the annual trip he makes into schools for career day. He typically prepares a slide show and talks to the kids about his work as a photographer. As he presents the images that he has created, it never fails to surprise him; his work will hang in someone's home, often for generations. This realization continues to both gratify and humble him…the distinct honor of being a part of people's lives in such an intimate way.