Photographers Kathy Adams Clark and Larry Ditto present an ample slice of Texas in their new book Texas: A Photographic Journey ($12.95, Farcountry Press, 2014). Accompanied by captions from Gary Clark, writer of the Houston Chronicle column “Nature,” this collection of 105 color photographs highlights the sights, culture, and activities that keep people coming back to this great state.
For Kathy Adams Clark, photographing her home state is a pleasure. “Texas is so diverse,” she says, “We have shorelines, towering forests, prairies, brush country, deserts, and agricultural areas. We have ancient history and modern skylines. The state is so diverse it’s hard to ever get tired of photographing its beauty.”
It takes true Texas natives to capture a spirit that big. Clark shares that it’s all about knowing the location: “I like to return to a place over and over as I photograph. The changing light and changing seasons always give me an opportunity for new images. I find that familiarity makes for better photography.”
Clark’s and Ditto’s insights lend Texas: A Photographic Journey an authenticity that’s hard to find elsewhere. Their lenses take us to the dramatic vistas of Big Bend National Park and to the quiet waters of Caddo Lake, let us gaze at a starry night over the Panhandle and at the bright lights of the big city, and showcase favorite Texas wildlife and historic missions.
Texas is an adventure like no other, and the largest state in the Lower 48 now comes travel-sized for your convenience.
About the Photographers
Larry Ditto is retired from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Wildlife Refuge System, where he served as a Refuge Manager for twenty-nine years. Now a full-time nature photographer based in McAllen, Texas, his photographs have appeared in many national outdoor and conservation magazines, books, and calendars for forty years. Larry is a native Texan and has family roots in Texas dating back to 1872.
KATHY ADAMS CLARK
Kathy Adams Clark has worked as a professional nature photographer since 1995. Her photos have been published in many magazines, calendars, and books, including Portrait of Houston (2012, Farcountry Press). Her images have also appeared with her husband Gary’s weekly nature column in the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News. Kathy is a past president of the North American Nature Photography Association. She teaches photography and is a popular speaker at local and national events. Kathy remains a proud native Texan; her family settled in Texas in 1845.
About the Writer
Gary Clark is the weekly nature columnist for the Houston Chronicle and San Antonio Express News and a professor at Lone Star College–North Harris. The winner of eight writing awards, he also publishes feature articles in state and national magazines and has written four books, including two with Farcountry Press: Texas Wildlife Portfolio and Texas Gulf Coast Impressions. Gary, whose family came to Texas in 1842, has been active in the Texas birding community for over thirty-five years. He currently sits on the board of advisors for the Houston Audubon Society and Gulf Coast Bird Observatory.
About Farcountry Press
Celebrating more than 30 years in business, award-winning publisher Farcountry Press specializes in softcover and hardcover color photography books showcasing the nation’s cities, states, national parks, and wildlife. Farcountry also publishes several popular children’s series, guidebooks, cookbooks, and regional history titles nationwide. Farcountry publishes more than 50 books annually; the backlist has grown to more than 300 titles. www.farcountrypress.com, 800.821.3874