Taking the State of Michigan's motto to heart—"if you seek a pleasant peninsula, look about you"—Monte Nagler set out to capture the breadth andbeauty of the state. From the Keweenaw Peninsula and the falls and forests of the westernU.P., to urban and industrial metro Detroit, and from the sandy shorelines of Lake Michiganto the quiet beauty found along the fields and backroads, Nagler portrays a rich and contemplative treasure of all that Michigan has to offer.
These 92 black and white photographs, including 6 spectacular panoramic views, will inviteyou to explore the wonders, the seasons, and the diverse landscapes that are Michigan.
Monte Nagler is among the top landscape photographers in America. A student of Ansel Adams, he is a member of the esteemed Camera Craftsmen of America. Nagler's work is included in many public and private collections, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, and the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson.
"Monte's love and passion for his work comes alive through his photographs. His vision and skill for capturing timeless images reflects throughout this book—an incredible interpretation of the beautiful state of Michigan."
—Dennis W. Archer, Former Mayor of the City of Detroit and Chairman of Dickinson Wright PLLC
"Viewing Monte Nagler's photography is like stepping into a scene that is at once familiar and surreal. He distills vistas into their core components, arranges the forms on his ground glass and renders an image that makes us long to be there and experience what he has seen."
—Christopher Robinson, Outdoor Photographer
"This book is a long time coming, and Monte's crisp black and white images of the State of Michigan are a showcase to inspire any great travel photographer as well as all viewers."
—Richard Rabinowitz, Vice President and Group Publisher, American Photo and Popular Photography
"Monte has photographed some of the most beautiful places on this earth, but this series of superb photographs were made in his own back yard: the spectacular state of Michigan. This book of photographs bursts with light and shadow in Monte's unique yet traditional way of seeing. It will be priceless with the passing of time."
—Robert L. Stewart, M. Photog; F-ASP, Four Time Michigan Photographer of the Year
"Stunning black-and-white photographs by a master landscape photographer reveal the beauty of Michigan in all its diversity."
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