On the newest Reader’s Digest cover, a bittersweet Utah story

Robin Phillips poses for a portrait on Thursday at his home in Bountiful, with a copy of Reader’s Digest that his photograph on the cover. Robin Phillips has to be like his grandfather, Alton Morton. When describing the man, Phillips , trying to find the right descriptor. He settles on the word “adventurer.” Morton was one of the original river runners on the Colorado River. In the 1940s, he built a special boat for those runs that included housing for a movie camera, which he used through the 1960s. “So he mounted a 16 millimeter movie camera in the front of the boat, and run the rivers on these big expeditions. And then show the movies — you know, it into a movie and show it,” said Phillips, a longtime Bountiful resident. “So I always wanted to be like him, and it’s only been just recently that I’ve finally been able to afford a camera good enough to try it.” Phillips doesn’t make movies, but he does take photographs. One of those photos graces the newest cover of Reader’s Digest, which hit newsstands this past Tuesday. In the magazine’s of […]

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