|Blurbarian Since||January 2013|
|My Web Site||www.douglaszookphotography.com|
|Location||Boston, MA USA|
|My Occupation||Biologist/Science educator/Photographer|
Discovering a "new" photographic art form -- reflections on certain windows -- has allowed me to combine two major parts of my world, science and art. My science focus over many years has been the dominance of partnerships in nature known as "symbiosis," and global ecology. I have led trips to remote regions of the northwest Amazon and to New Zealand, and helped to prepare hundreds of students as emerging science teachers through Boston University. I have been fortunate enough to give workshops and lectures in many countries and venues. Recently, my Earth Gazes Back" photo series was exhibited at the Botanical Garden Spring Festival in magnificent Kraków, Poland, as well as at Jagiellonian University in Kraków and galleries there and in Boston.
I step forward each day embracing nature and doing all that I can to help peoples become a better fit with the earth that sustains us.
|Spoiler alert: I'm thinking my next book will be about...|
|I have so many magnificent reflection images that I am anxious to share them in additional books and exhibits, including ones focused on window reflections withinBoston and Prague. For now, the special collector's edition of "Earth Gazes Back" series 1 is front and center and ready to be embraced.|
|Everyone needs to know about these authors and artists...|
I can't imagine a more prolific and soulful nature artist than the 19th century American painter Martin Johnson Heade. Try to locate a magnificent sample of his works in the large format book by Theodore E. Stebbins, Jr. and better still get into Boston some day and visit a stirring series of his works at the Museum of Fine Arts.|
Alexander von Humboldt -- arguably the first global ecologist -- and Lynn Margulis are particular heroes of mine. Read anything by and about them!
|This book is addictive. Read it. (At your own risk.)|
Through these reflection images Nature is sharing very special visual poems that enchant, mystify, and intrigue. So, yes, this book is somewhat hypnotic. Soaking in these pages a few times a week is right up there like seeing them in gallery. That said, the high quality photographic paper on which they are printed further allows for a powerful personal journey right in your hands.|
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