About the Book
Baldwin County, Ala., sits on the eastern shore of Mobile Bay. Photographer Richard Nilsen has made two sets of photographs there: The first looks at Baldwin County Route 13, which runs north and south through some wild, rural and bucolic countryside; the second looks at the pitcher plant bog at Weeks Bay in the southern part of the county.
It is called "Southern Baroque," because of the neo-Baroque visual style of the photographs, and the unruly manner of the natural growth of the South.
Richard Nilsen was art critic for The Arizona Republic in Phoenix, Ariz., for 25 years. He was also the classical music critic, the dance critic, the opera critic, the architecture critic and the backup movie critic. He has written for every section of the newspaper except the Business section. He has been a photographer for more than 40 years. Now retired, he lives in the Blue Ridge.