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Colorado Black on White. John Fielder’s first book of black & white images.
In the mold of Colorado’s best-selling book of all time, Colorado 1870-2000, Fielder has chosen to represent his state exclusively in black and white. He edited 230 color images from his life’s work in Colorado over the past 40 years, and rendered each in blacks, whites, and subtle tones of gray. Without the distraction of color, the viewer engages the shapes, textures, lines, and edges of this most scenic of states as never before. Divided into eight chapters, Fielder spares no subject endemic to his adopted state. From dramatic mountain reflections and wildlife galore, to 19th century mine building facades and ancestral Puebloan ruins, nothing has been left out…except the color! Fielder has written captions for each of the 230 images in the book. You will hear stories of his life on the wilderness trail, learn Colorado’s fascinating history, get tips on how to make your own outstanding photographs, and receive specific directions to some of the state’s most beautiful locales. Fielder holds nothing back.
John Fielder has worked tirelessly to promote the protection of Colorado’s ranches, open space, and wildlands during his 35-year career as a nature photographer and publisher. His photography has influenced people and legislation and has earned him recognition including the 1993 Sierra Club Ansel Adams Award, in 2011 the Aldo Leopold Foundation’s first Achievement Award ever given to an individual, and in 2017 Colorado Mountain College presented him an Honorary Degree in Sustainability Studies. 50 books have been published depicting his Colorado photography. He teaches photography workshops to adults and children, and decorates walls around the world.
Faux leather hardcover, 232 pages