The key to any book effort utilizing numerous images to help tell the story of a region is to keep the viewer interested in the subject matter. Wilderness images have a way of inviting readers into the scene. Photographs have that ability to remind us of past memorable trips and experiences and eliminating any repetitive visual moments is my goal. One wears a different hat in the woods than when driving to the ballpark in town. Observations and instincts are heightened, meals and weather are always on your mind, and watching nature interact can make one feel like a visitor.
Blueberries are just on the edge of ready to pick. If you close yore eyes and take a deep breath, you can almost smell the pie! Not surprising, most big berries are in the areas recently burned by the Ham Lake fire where good exposure to the sun let them grow wild!
Moving into the second month of shooting a new book on the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness for Borealis Books, a publishing arm of the Minnesota Historical Society Press that also includes Canada's wonderful Quetico Wilderness. Time is running short on summer months in the North with so much more to experience and photograph. The MHSP also published my last book "A HARD WATER WORLD" a peek at the culture of ice fishing. St. Paul based writer Greg Breining provided excellent essay's for the book. The MHSP did an outstanding job on that book and I'm thrilled to work with them and Greg Breining once again.