Thursday, March 13, 2008

"Yosemite" by Benjamin Burner

My coffee table book is in full swing. I've made it to page twelve. I'm still working through the layout though.

The text to the right of this two page spread reads:

Yosemite is neither rocks nor trees nor waterfalls. It is a living, breathing entity described but not encompassed by its features. Yosemite has a soul, a spirit, moods, and a personality. And we must build a relationship with Yosemite to truly understand her. Using her resources and objectifying her landmarks will leave us only with a flat, photograph of the essence of her beauty.


  1. I think it's a fantastic project. You've managed to combine your skill for writing with your love of creation and ability to photograph its wonders. I really am anticipating the final product.

  2. Yeah kudos man. Can't wait to see the finished product!

  3. Good Job!!! Can't wait to see the finished looks great...I bet you are off climbing some mountain now shooting great pictures...take care. You should think of photoing the coast here in the future. Cheers.

  4. Looks like it is going to be a great book. beautiful scenery.
    I am right now waiting on my first copy of my photo book from the publisher..good luck

  5. Wow, a great combination of photography and writing masterpiece. Your description of Yosemite is really amazing, I can read it again and again, and still be awed by it.