Photographs by Mark Klett. Text by Gregory McNamee.
Radius Books, Santa Fe, 2007. 75 pp., 40 tritone illustrations, 15x12".
Mark Klett has been photographing the deserts of the American West, in particular the beauties of the Sonoran landscape-a desert that sprawls across southern Arizona and northern Mexico. Along with coyotes and tumbleweeds, saguaro cacti are one of the most recognizable (and stereotypical) features of this region. Klett's portraits of these giant desert plants are straightforward and frontal. Klett is known for teasing out the implications of man's presence in the environment: here, vital young saguaros, middle-aged contenders with gunshot wounds and wizened elders are treated as worthy inhabitants. This beautifully produced volume, featuring 40 deluxe tritone images, presents a selection of Klett's most evocative portraits with an essay by acclaimed writer Gregory McNamee.
ABOUT THE LIMITED EDITION:
Includes 1 signed and numbered silver gelatin print along with the book in a slipcased box. Edition of 50.
To view the limited edition print, click here.
There is also a Deluxe Edition of Saguaros, limited to 10 copies. To view, click here.
Mark Klett is represented by photo-eye Gallery. See his work here.
DP782-LTD Limited Edition is no longer available