Santa Fe, NM, April 23, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- University of New Mexico Press announces a new book by noted photographer Craig Varjabedian and writer Robin Jones.
Four and Twenty Photographs:
Stories from Behind the Lens
Photographs by Craig Varjabedian
Text by Robin Jones
Throughout his 35 year career, fine-art photographer Craig Varjabedian has waited for the moment when the essence of a subject reveals itself. His images range from clouds hovering over Arizona buttes, the desert gleaming beneath the sun, and the keen eyes of a weathered cowhand. In Four and Twenty Photographs, he presents twenty-four of his images, which capture “a moment made incredible.” With each photograph, comes the story behind the making of the image.
“Craig’s photographs and his photographic process are often private and personal matters to him, difficult to explain in words,” writes collaborator Robin Jones, in her introduction. “And that was the impetus behind this book—trying to put into words what Craig Varjabedian does, what he cares about, and why he photographs.”
The strength of these four and twenty photographs is not only in their composition but also in the the relationship between photographer and subject--a relationship that goes far beyond the visual. Four and Twenty's images, together with their stories, create a remarkable portrait of the American West--from its Anasazi petroglyphs to its contemporary faces, places, and luminous landscapes – as well as insights about photography and art.