America's Vanishing Landscapes
The Western States
Photography and text by Wayne Williams
Preface by Andy Lipkis, founder of Tree People
Heroic images in vivid color depict some of the greatest of the West's natural landscapes: mountains, rivers, deserts, forests, lakes and coastlines. Williams, a professional photographer with his own commercial studio for 20 years, has spent the last ten years exploring and shooting wilderness landscapes.
Simultaneously he has explored the perfection of the Iris print process to create a body of work that causes many viewers to gasp at his Limited Edition images, now celebrated in this stunning book.
Accompanied by the author's eloquent, heartfelt, and thought-provoking introductory essay "Dream of the West," the images show California from stark deserts to lush forests, Montana's glacier-sculpted grandeur, Colorado's rich reserves of awesome nature, the fragile redrock of southern Utah, Wyoming's epic scale, the wondrous coastlines of Oregon and Washington, and Hawaii's surreal dream landscapes all together in a thematic tour-de-force.
"Features 60 images of some of the West's most ecologically threatened areas..and they're all spectacular.a scenic wonder."
&Phoenix Magazine, December 2002
"Imagine a world without pollution, trash, or development. No,
90 pages, 11-3/8" x 10-½", 60 full-color photographs, photographer's notes. Published by Companion Press.
ISBN 0-944197-73-6 cloth