About the Book
This project was started in 2001 as a way to reinvent my personal artistic vision after a career as a commercial catalog and product photographer. I made natural landscape and nature abstractions of Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The majority of these images were made within the western and northwestern 1/3 of the entire lake's shoreline. Many of these photographs were later compiled into this first book--or rather image catalog (virtually text-free).
This project was started organically. I was searching for an idea for my next photography project and was having a terrible time coming up with any good ideas. I live near Lake Nokomis and found that I spend much of my time near and around the lake. To clear my photographer's block, I started taking my camera with me to the lake as a meditation. I made a few images here and there, never thinking much about them. I was pleased with the images, but thought the world was already saturated with nature photographs. I showed a few of them to others and found there was a positive reaction--not only among the general public, but among other fine art photographers and artists. I continued to shoot images of Lake Nokomis for five years at which point I made this book. It was hard to choose which images to include and exclude since at the time I had amassed probably 50,000 images on this one subject alone, most of those images were made within about 1/3 of the lake shore and surrounding areas. Since the publication of this book, I have added another 300-400,000 images—many of which I have yet to edit. I have another book in mind for the future to fill out the collection of images, but it may be a while in the making.
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Softcover: 9781366525635
- Publish Date May 10, 2007
- Language English
- Tags Aaron Fahrmann, Aaron Fahrmann Photography, Aaron Fahrmann Photographer, Fahrmann Photo, Nokomis Aman, Lake Nokomis, nature photography, nature photographer, nature photos, photography book, photo book, nature book, nature photography book, light, reflection, reflections, earth, air, plane, airplane, sunset, sunrise, foggy, fog, mystery, elemental, atmospheric, atmosphere, climate, weather, elements, seasons, fall, spring, winter, summer, moon, sun, wind, water, ice, abstract, abstraction, mysterious, urban, city, natural, environment, birds, photography, photo, nature, Fahrmann, Aaron, Minnesota, Minneapolis, Nokomis, Lake, bird, gulls, book