'A Land of Beauty, Mystical Objects, and Enchanted Places'
In the early 90's, inspired by the compelling mystery novels of Tony Hillerman, I was drawn to the high desert of New Mexico. There I found not only a quality of light and clarity that can not be found anywhere else in the world but also a mystical culture and it's ancient architecture that has amazed and inspired artists for decades.
The images in this book, created over a 6 year span, are my attempt to capture the beauty and emotion of this sometimes mysterious land. Once you have experienced the back-roads, pueblos, missions, and the primordial ruins of the high desert and plateaus of New Mexico , your outlook on life will be changed forever.
I hope you enjoy viewing these images as much as I enjoyed creating them.
René C. Gallet
René Gallet has been actively involved in both the art and the business of photography for over 50 years. As a self-taught photographer and visual artist, Mr. Gallet has participated in and taught numerous workshops and seminars. René's fine art images have been exhibited throughout the United States and Europe in both solo and group gallery presentations. René's portfolio encompasses a wide variety of subject matter, image compositions, and photographic styles, resulting in an impressive body of work, which ranges from the traditional landscape to the strongly abstract image. His striking landscapes and intimately detailed imagery demonstrate an optimal blending of artistic vision and technical control of the demanding photographic process. Mr. Gallet’s work can be found in both private and public photographic collections and many of his images have been featured in numerous artistic, trade, and commercial magazines and publications.
The Dahlia Published August 31, 2015
' Grandeur for a Single Day ' Published July 11, 2014
'Emerging from a Muddy Pond' Published September 26, 2013
GardenVisions Published February 03, 2012
The Essence of the Ordinary Published October 10, 2011
Carolopolis Published June 01, 2011
Joyce Theresa Distel ~ Gallet Published February 07, 2011
Strolling the Vieux Carré Published November 24, 2010