American Express – Black Dome publishes Ledge Lake Leaf Labyrinth
Nora Scarlett, a severe studio photographer whose portfolio contains work as a photograph spotter for the good Irving Penn — to not point out main promoting company assignments on campaigns for such high-ticket purchasers as American Express, the Hole, Reebok, Kodak, IBM, Hershey’s and Seagram’s — has been primarily based in New Paltz since 1998, now retired and dwelling in a home within the woods bordering the Mohonk Protect. Whereas on a hike on the Shawangunk Ridge, she writes, “I was captivated by a tree that appeared to be kissing a boulder.” That was the inspiration for Scarlett’s first severe departure from studio work: a collection of large-format pictures that she known as “Trunks of the Gunks,” first exhibited on the Unison Arts Middle gallery in April 2012.
The expanded assortment was revealed in ebook kind by Catskill-based writer Black Dome Press in 2016. In 2018, a portfolio of Scarlett’s photographs was featured in Pulitzer Prizewinning historian Carleton Mabee’s ebook Saving the Shawangunks, which spawned a brand new assortment of photographs. Titled Ledge Lake Leaf Labyrinth: An Unusual Portrait of the Shawangunk Mountains, the follow-up quantity of images was launched final month by Black Dome.
“Scarlett presents us with many of the better-known natural features of the ‘Gunks,’ as the range is affectionately known, including its famous sky lakes and its world-renowned rock-climbing cliffs. But she also focuses on the remote and wild backcountry: the little-known waterfalls in the Mine Hole Hollow, the serene beauty of Rock Pond, the quiet woods near the Saunderskill stream,” writes Robert Okay. Anderberg, senior vice chairman and common counsel for the Open House Institute, in his foreword to Ledge Lake Leaf Labyrinth. “For casual and serious wanderers of the Shawangunk Ridge alike, this book is an essential and enjoyable addition to the lexicon.”
Printed in hardcover format, Ledge Lake Leaf Labyrinth contains 188 full-color images on 168 pages. It’s obtainable for $35 from native booksellers or might be ordered instantly from Black Dome at (518) 577-5238 or https://store.blackdomepress.com. To view extra samples of Nora Scarlett’s work, go to www.norascarlett.com.
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