Portrait photographers aspire to show you both the beauty and the character of their subjects. In this portrait of Albuquerque, a beautiful and venerable city by a great river on the northern edge of a desert, acclaimed photographer Knate Myers achieves the goal of portrait photographers— he captures both the beauty and the character of his subject. Albuquerque is a city in the center of the Rio Grande Valley encompassing, and surrounded by, great physical beauty. It is also a city of contrasts. Its first inhabitants, Ancestral Puebloans, left their mark on their descendants and all those who followed. Spanish conquerors arrived and they, too, left permanent impacts on the city, as did Americans who arrived in the mid-nineteenth century. As you will see looking through the photography in this book, the result is a beautiful city with a long history, unique character, and a wealth of places waiting to be experienced.
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About the Author
Native New Mexican Kent Winchester moved to Albuquerque from northern New Mexico to attend college. He remained through law school and a career as a trial lawyer. Now on a semi-sabbatical from trial work, he is a professional photographer and writer. He leads photo tours and workshops throughout the Southwest. His work can be purchased at the Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery and through his website, www.landofclearlight.com.
Knate Myers is an internationally published, award-winning photographer based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, with a passion for landscapes, nightscapes, and time-lapse cinematography. He loves photographing the storms found in the Southwest and has spent countless nights underneath brilliant starlit skies, hoping to capture a fraction of their beauty. Knate finds the light of New Mexico, in particular, to be unlike anywhere else. His work has been featured in CBS News and Digital SLR Photography Magazine. Knate shows and sells his work at Albuquerque Photographers’ Gallery and through his website, www.knatephoto.com.