This elegant book is the culmination of the efforts of a husband-and-wife team of photographers to capture the spectacular, mystical landscape of the Southwest that is Ghost Ranch. With exclusive permission to document its rugged beauty over a six-year period, they lugged camera equipment through scorching heat and chest-high banks of snow with these breathtaking results.
Best known as the residence of artist Georgia O’Keeffe, Ghost Ranch has a long and colorful history dating to prehistoric times when the area was settled by the ancestors of the Native American Tewa tribe. Through a series of speculative land owners including a pair of cattle rustlers, it evolved into a desert retreat for artists including Ansel Adams and Georgia O’Keeffe among others. O’Keeffe settled permanently and lived out her life there painting her spiritually charged surroundings.
Printed in a stunning tri-tone method, these images reproduce the hand-toned effects of the original exhibition prints with remarkable clarity and astonishing accuracy. Available both softbound and in a hardbound, limited, collectors’ edition Ghost Ranch: Land of Light will become a favorite of photography connoisseurs as well as anyone who loves the desert Southwest.
Photographs from this book were the subject of an exhibit debuting at The Albuquerque Museum of Art from January to March 1998. From May through July, 1998 it will be shown at Museum of Fine Arts, Museum of New Mexico in Santa Fe. The work will then tour museums and galleries across the United States.