About the Book
The devastation of conifers in California forests caused by years of drought and bark beetle infestations resulted in the loss of millions of trees, many of which have been cut down and cleared. This is an ongoing process as evidenced by the large amount of fallen and cut trees seen in several of these images. Despite this catastrophe, significant forest areas remain to offer new opportunities to capture the interplay of light, color and shapes in this context. During this trip, I used super wide angle and telephoto lenses to see what designs I could create in these settings. For me, the primary subject in these images is the light.
Dennis Griffin, a photographer for 40 plus years, is a native of Southern California. He founded Studio Griffoto in 2007 to market his fine art imagery. His award winning work spans four decades and encompasses nature and landscape photography, form photography, travel photography and digital imaging. Mr. Griffin’s unique style and eye for composition are clearly reflected throughout the broad scope of his images captured in California, Hawaii and other parts of the United States, as well as Italy and many other countries in Europe. To quote the artist: “I have always been fascinated by the interplay of color, design, and the magical effects of light and reflections. My goal of making images has always been to optimize these elements in order to create images that transcend photographs."