John Fielder, Colorado’s preeminent nature photographer, will publish his 50th Colorado book in fall, 2018. In the mold of Colorado’s best-selling book of all time, Colorado 1870-2000, Fielder has chosen to represent his state exclusively in black and white. He edited 230 color images from his life’s work in Colorado over the past 40 years, and rendered each in blacks, whites, and subtle tones of gray. Without the distraction of color, the viewer engages the shapes, textures, lines, and edges of this most scenic of states as never before.
Divided into eight chapters , Fielder spares no subject endemic to his adopted state. From dramatic mountain reflections and wildlife galore, to 19th century mine building facades and ancestral Puebloan ruins, nothing has been left out… except the color! Fielder has written captions for each of the 230 images in the book. You will hear stories of his life on the wilderness trail, learn Colorado’s fascinating history, get tips on how to make your own outstanding photographs, and receive specific directions to some of the state’s most beautiful locales. Fielder holds nothing back.
|Publisher:||John Fielder Publishing|
|Product dimensions:||12.20(w) x 13.10(h) x 1.40(d)|
About the Author
John Fielder is Colorado's best-known nature photographer, publisher, teacher and preservationist with 39 exhibit-format books and guidebooks to his credit, including John Fielder's Best of Colorado and Colorado 1870-2000. He is also the recipient of numerous awards, including the Sierra Club's Ansel Adams Award for Conservation Photography (1993) and the Aldo Leopold Foundation's first ever Achievement Award (2011). John Fielder's photography has influenced people and legislation, and he has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado's open space and wildlands.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
My opinion as a life-long interpretive photographer is that this book is the very best of John's achievements. I love the line and shapes, the compositions and emotions that are emphasized once the "distraction" of color is removed. Just plain luscious! And the comments, some 30K words, are just wonderful. Most photographers can't write of their experiences and process, and here you feel you are working right along with John, hiking and comping and setting up and waiting for just the right light. Fine stuff and a privilege to look over his shoulder and see his vision.