Beautifully bound and printed on premium #140 lb. (190 GSM) Mohawk ProPhoto lustre-finish paper, with charcoal colored natural cotton linen hard cover and color printed dust jacket. 160 pages containing 190 images.
Many photographers would say, "in my mind's eye I saw the image I wanted to create." This is known as pre-visualization. The "mind's eye" is also a synonym for "tablets of the memory", which is the title I chose for this book. During my brief time studying with Ansel Adams, he was forever referring to his "minds eye" when speaking about making his photographs and as a result, the phrase has been permanently etched into my consciousness.
In the attempt to expose my minds eye, I've selected photographs which bare personal import and offer a snapshot of how I view the world we live in, as well as, what some might think are strange, but never the less, concoctions brewed in my consciousness.
A host of thoughts, calculations and most important of all, feelings occur almost simultaneously, when a photographer is about to make his image. I know, that when I create a photograph, I'm not only employing the technical aspects of photography, but also elements and events that have formed the threads of who I am. It was my vision of this process and I'll admit to some extent, my appreciation of the "Lady of the Lake" legend from the King Arthur tales, that inspired the cover image for Tablets Of The Memory.
Even though this collection of photographs were made in Southwest Florida, they are not a visual dissertation on the subject, but rather, they reflect my experiences, thoughts and feelings within my surroundings. They are a discovery of the inherent beauty and surprise found within the ordinary as well as the exceptional.