Next weekend is the Iowa City Book Festival that includes a book fair on Saturday July 17 centered at Gibson Park near the University Main Library. On Sunday July 18, the activities and presentations at various venues around the city are called ‘A Day in the City of Literature’. We are privileged to be among the authors invited to participate. We will be presenting a program about our book Deep Nature: Photographs from Iowa in the auditorium (10 Macbride Hall) at the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History at 1 pm Sunday afternoon, July 18.
Come to enjoy the festival and we hope to be able to speak with you during and after our presentation.
The image above is a refraction of coneflowers seen through dewdrops on a native grass stem. This is one of the deepest ways we look at and photograph nature. It is the first image in the book opposite the contents page. Most of the images in the book are close-ups of plants, arthropods, fungi and birds found in the various Iowa and Midwestern landscapes when one looks closely. The abstract and physical beauty of nature is one of the highest forms of art in our opinion.