Study a map of Point Reyes and the names of its features as christened by its past explorers seem as if from fiction, from myth, as if from some ancient allegory: Point Resistance, Mount Vision, Secret Beach... There is a tangible air of mystery that permeates the peninsula as surely as its summer fogs. And nowhere on earth have I so strongly sensed the immanence of the Spirit.
Featuring eighty-three of my favorite photographs of the peninsula, "Point Reyes" is a testimonial borne of my adventures in that most extraordinary place.
"Beautiful" –Diana Landau, Senior Editor, Sierra Club Press
"Wonderful" –Michael A. Smith, Lodima Press
"Captivating" –Claire Chandler, Merrell Publishers
The written companion to this book, "Elegy from the Edge of a Continent: Photographing Point Reyes" is also available on blurb.
“(Granger's) writing perfectly captures the wild, incredible landscape... (Elegy) is masterful, and engaging, and unique. It deserves a wide audience!” –Georgia Hughes, Editorial Director, New World Library
“As an editor who has read hundreds of unpublished books over the last 30 years, I have found a handful of manuscripts that I loved, but Austin Granger’s Elegy from the Edge of a Continent is the first manuscript that truly stunned me–and thrilled me–from beginning to end. It is an ecstatic paean to a place, that reminds me of Henry Beston’s 'The Outermost House' (although its intent is quite different). Its transformative language explores this place so deeply and profoundly that the reader comes away with a whole new relationship to all places and to life itself. The book is, in my mind, one long, meticulously crafted, prose poem, with immense power. I think (it) actually has the potential to become a classic.” –Sidney Hall Jr., Owner, Hobblebush Books, Author, "Fumbling in the Light"
Born in San Francisco in 1970, Austin Granger has worked as a baker, house painter, naval radar operator and camera salesman. He first began to photograph while studying philosophy in college as a way to get out of his head. Preferring to use a traditional view camera, Granger has come to see his photography as a spiritual practice–a way in which to shape his life, and enrich his relationship with the world. He likes motorcycles a lot too.