Point Reyes Visions is a museum-quality art book that captures the striking beauty and untamed nature of the Point Reyes peninsula. The wildlife, people, land marks and rugged spirit of this place are displayed in an elegant collection of photographs and essays. Point Reyes Visions is a Bay Area bestseller , and has been the number one best seller in Marin County (Marin Independent Journal) for two years.
Point Reyes Visions is a museum-quality art book that captures the striking beauty and untamed nature of the Point Reyes peninsula. The wildlife, people, land marks and rugged spirit of this place are displayed in an elegant collection of photographs and essays.
Point Reyes Visions is a Bay Area bestseller , and has been the number one best seller in Marin County (Marin Independent Journal) for two years.
"Point Reyes Visions." The book made it to my coffee table in my office (no small feat). When confounded when a story falls through, I open it up and the beautiful photography is like I've been hit with a tranquilizer dart. There's hardly an inch of Point Reyes I haven't seen and the slick, color photos not only capture the place, but are like windows looking at past adventures. Sections on adjacent Tomales Bay and Mount Tamalpais are a bonus to the jewel-quality photos
Northern California Bohemian
“These images evoke the untamed nature of the Point Reyes peninsula, captured in striking beauty by photographer Richard Blair and writer Kathleen Goodwin, the husband-and-wife team responsible for this museum-quality art book that showcases the place they have called home since 1988. The wildlife, the people, the landmarks, the rugged spirit of this place that attracts travelers from throughout the world and holds local residents under its spell, all are displayed here.
Marin Independent Journal
“A stunning new book called Point Reyes Visions, an album of words and pictures about rural West Marin. Blair’s pictures of the ocean, farmlands and wildlife leap from the 9-by-11 inch pages of this book, printed in vivid, true-to-life color.Waves sparkle; Drake’s Bay’s yellow cliffs glow in the sunshine”.
“The scenic wonders of the North Bay area have generated any number of lovely books, but surely the most beautiful volume ever done is Point Reyes Visions by Richard Blair and Kathleen Goodwin. The selection of scenes is inspired, and the photography is magnificent”.
California Wild, California Academy of Sciences
“Point Reyes Visions dazzles the eye with its high-quality reproduction of photographs”.
Kathleen Goodwin was born in South Africa where she worked as a newspaper journalist. Rejecting apartheid, she moved to San Francisco in 1974. She has had articles published in the San Francisco Examiner Magazine and in the Point Reyes Light. The essays in Point Reyes Visions are written from a local environmental perspective. Kathleen’s paintings of West Marin have been exhibited in the Claudia Chapline Gallery, the Bolinas Museum and Gallery Route One. Her photography is shown at the Barry Singer Gallery in Petaluma.
Richard Blair has been working as a photographer since 1969. As park photographer in Yosemite, he received an award from the Secretary of the Interior for photographing a rescue on El Cap. His photographic interests include social landscapes of village life in Bali. Many environmental groups use his images to promote their causes. He provided the photographs for a artist’s book show at the Legion of Honor in S.F. Last year he had 37 images at the Asian Art Museum in SF of Bali. His artwork has been exhibited at the Bolinas Museum, the June Bateman Gallery in Soho, N.Y.C., and the Barry Singer Gallery in Petaluma. His work is in the Brooklyn Museum, the De Rosa Preserve in Napa, and the Yale Museum. Richard has pioneered work in printing photographs as lithographs. He photographs in West Marin using cameras which range from 35 mm to an 8x10 view camera.