Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography

Galen Rowell's Inner Game of Outdoor Photography

By Galen Rowell

W. W. Norton & Company, Paperback, 9780393338089, 287pp.

Publication Date: May 2010

In this renowned guide to capturing the outdoor world on film, Galen Rowell, the master of nature and adventure photography, reveals the art, craft, and philosophy behind his world-famous images. Now available in paperback for the first time, this groundbreaking work remains both an inspired manual to taking better pictures and an inspiring journey of discovery into the creative process. In more than 140 color photographs and 66 essays, Rowell shows how he transformed the world around him into vivid, memorable works of art. Both the artist and his unique talent come alive in these pages, a tribute to the ways in which his photographs, philosophy, and vision immeasurably enrich those who view his work.

About the Author
Galen Rowell (1940-2002) devoted his life to wilderness exploration, photography, and writing, making more than twenty journeys to the polar regions. In 1992 he received a grant from the National Science Foundation to travel around Antarctica with scientists to research this book. Rowell is a recipient of the Ansel Adams Award for his contributions to wilderness photography, and his work has often appeared in "Life", "National Geographic", and other major publications. Among his eleven previous books are "Galen Rowell's Vision: The Art of Adventure Photography" (1993) and "Mountain Light: In Search of the Dynamic Landscape" (1986). He photographed and produced "My Tibet", with text by His Holiness the Dalai Lama, for the University of California Press in 1990.