With its unique blend of Southern charm and urban sophistication, the city of Atlanta has an indescribable electricity you can almost feel. From the affluent Buckhead neighborhood, to the glistening skyscrapers in Midtown, the distinct spark of this vibrant city is apparent through its art, culture, music, architecture, cuisine and so much more. Nestled within a deep green forest, this is a world-class city unlike any other. Rising from the ashes of the devastating Civil War, Atlanta is a true urban success story. With strength and perseverance, it would grow to become the capital of the e south-a premier city with boundless possibilities and capabilities favorable enough for it to host the Centennial Summer Olympic Games in 1996. Atlanta’s ability to not only survive, but to thrive, is an irreproachable trait that is embedded deep within the spirit of those fortunate enough to call this place home. Despite a booking economic landscape that has attracted several major companies, Atlanta is also a place where residents and visitors alike can become one with nature. Its unique geographical location at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains afford endless opportunities for outdoor activities. And its plentiful parks and green spaces through the city provide a peaceful respite form busy city life. From its rich history, to its modern marvels, photographer Chris Hamilton has captured the very soul of Atlanta in this unparalleled collection of exquisite imagery.
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Award-winning graphic designer, Sara Day, never ceases to be inspired by the beauty and unique qualities of regions throughout the United States. A native of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Sara has enjoyed a long career working with publishers, photographers, and advertising agencies. She now resides in Vero Beach, Florida, where she continues to use her talents to create exquisite photo journals and high-end promotional materials. To see more, visit sypdesign.com and www.twinlightspub.com.
Chris Hamilton has photographed all over the world, but Atlanta is his home. With roots in WV and an education from Clemson, Chris headed to the big city and enrolled in photography at the Art Institute of Atlanta. “Atlanta is a differ-ent city than even 10 years ago and it’s exciting. It’s a city of connected neighborhoods, each with its own vibe.” Chris loves immersing himself into whatever he is photographing. His interests include architecture, sports, children, people, and landscapes, especially the beach. He’s been the official photographer for the Atlanta Braves, the Paralympics, and the American Cancer Society. His photographs have been featured in the High Museum of Art, on the pages of Sports Illustrated, and on billboards in Times Square. To see more of his work, visit the Chris Hamilton Photography website at www.hamphoto.com.