Praise for Four Seasons of Yosemite: A Photographer's Journey:
"As a passionate spectator of the beauty and majesty of the seasons shifting in Yosemite, I'm inspired by photographers who capture the essence of this awe-inspring place and share it with a broader community. Mark Boster has done this, and more, with his photos. He represents Yosemite in all its grandeur as well as its remarkable details, like a crystal on a blade of grass. These masterful images transport me straight into the heart of the park" - Mike Tollefson, president, Yosemite Conservancy
Photojournalist Mark Boster was smitten by the beauty and grandeur of Yosemite National Park when he first visited the park as a child with his family. Many vacations and visits later, the Los Angeles Times award-winning photographer set out to capture Yosemite’s allure with his camera.
"I spent a year making photographs, painstakingly detailing Yosemite’s four seasons. For the first time in all my trips to the park, I was able to walk down a familiar path, stand very still, and study the nature around me,“ Boster writes in the introduction in Four Seasons of Yosemite, A Photographer’s Journey . “I felt the breezes, analyzed the light, listened to the sounds of the rivers and falls, and tried to capture the images that moved me.”
In over 100 stunning photographs, Boster brings the eye of a 21st Century photographer and riotous color to the iconic landscapes of Yosemite—Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Merced River and others-- that Ansel Adams made so famous in black and white.
"After all these decades, just when we thought no photographer could possibly bring a new sense of wonder to Yosemite’s iconic riches, Mark Boster has done just that. Here is inspired and inspiring imagery born of endless patience—for the right light, a fleeting cloud, rising water—and technical skill honed over a quarter century of devotion to the craft,“ writes Jon Else, director, Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven.
The 1989 documentary, part of the PBS American Experience series, was narrated by Robert Redford who, like Boster first discovered Yosemite as a child, but as an 11- year-old recovering from a mild case of polio.
In the foreword to Four Seasons of Yosemite, the actor writes, “Yosemite, for me, still represents the finest example of what nature has given us in its preserved state. There are many beautiful monuments that will continue to exist if politics will allow. But for me, perhaps because of personal experience, Yosemite is the most beautiful of all. I hope this book—and film—will help bring that to you.“
A DVD of the Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven documentary is included with the book.
PUBLICATION DATE: Late October 2011
SUGGESTED RETAIL PRICE: $34.95 (US) $36.00 (CANADA)
NUMBER OF PAGES: 128 Pages, Full-color, Hardcover
AUTHOR AND PHOTOS: Mark Boster, award-winning photographer, Los Angeles Times
FOREWORD: Robert Redford
BONUS MATERIAL: DVD of Yosemite: The Fate of Heaven, a Sundance documentary classic
PUBLISHER: Time Capsule Press