Michigan and the Great Lakes

Monte Nagler's Michigan

Monte Nagler
Foreword by Governor Jennifer M. Granholm

Stunning black-and-white photographs by a master landscape photographer reveal the beauty of Michigan


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 Nagler is a professional landscape photographer living in Farmington Hills. Monte's photographs can be found in many public and private collections, including the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, the Grand Rapids Art Museum, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, and the Ford Motor Company collection.

Monte Nagler began to develop his own artistic vision after studying in an intensive workshop with Ansel Adams. Monte is a member of the esteemed Cameracraftsmen of America, and he has been recognized by Outdoor Photographer magazine as one of the top five landscape photographers in the nation. He is also a noted writer, lecturer, and teacher of photography. His previous books are How to Improve Your Photographic Vision and Statements of Light.

Praise / Awards

  • "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

  • "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

  • "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

  • "Stunning black-and-white photographs by a master landscape photographer reveal the beauty of Michigan in all its diversity."

  • "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

News, Reviews, Interviews

AnnArbor.com describes Nagler's talk in UM Press Author Series

Product Details

  • 11.5 x 10.
  • 112pp.
  • 92 B&W photographs.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Hardcover
  • 2005
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-11420-7

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  • $35.00 U.S.