Michigan and the Great Lakes

Traverse City and the Leelanau Peninsula

Hand-Altered Polaroid Photographs
1st Edition
Cynthia Davis
Celebrated artist-photographer Cynthia Davis captures the special flavor of Traverse City and the surrounding area with her unique vision


Traverse City is Michigan's own "city by the bay," with shops, restaurants, and a stunning shoreline, while the Leelanau Peninsula is renowned for vineyards, breathtaking views, and many natural attractions. Together they make this northwest-Michigan region a destination spot for thousands of travelers year-round.

Traverse City and the Leelanau Peninsula, artist Cynthia Davis's latest book, reveals a view of the world unlike any other. Here, Davis turns her artist's eye on Traverse City and the Leelanau Peninsula in these remarkable hand-altered Polaroid photographs.

Davis creates her work by manipulating the gel-like chemicals in Polaroid photographs while they're still developing, imbuing her pictures with a dreamlike quality, somewhere between photorealism and impressionist painting.

Anyone who has visited Traverse City or the Leelanau Peninsula will love Davis's unique and colorful evocations of the area.

Cynthia Davis has won over 100 major awards and has exhibited in numerous shows in galleries and museums, as well as major art festivals around the country. She is the author of Ann Arbor and Saugatuck & Douglas, two books of photography published by the University of Michigan Press. She lives in Ann Arbor.

Product Details

  • 6 x 6.
  • 56pp.
  • 52 color illustrations.
Available for sale worldwide

  • Hardcover
  • 2005
  • Available
  • 978-0-472-11461-0

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  • $17.95 U.S.