There are a lot of Sierra photographers but none have been more consistent over the years than local Claude Fiddler.
I have done a number of trips with Claude in the high Arctic of Alaska and he has watched Claude haul around large format cameras, huge tripods and then see him watch for days until the perfect moment of light and place came together. Along with Claude’s images are essays by renowned climbers such as Tom Hornbein, Peter Croft, Dick Dorworth with artists and writers Valerie and Michael Cohen and Claude’s daughter Laurel.
For those of you who appreciate fine art photography and who have a love for what John Muir called the “Range of Light” this book will be must and will bring back memories of places been and places yet to go.
If you really want to go full boat Claude and local woodworkers have produced a very limited number of folded wooden boxes to enclose the book made from Western White Pine. These boxes are truly works of art in themselves created with amazing skill and dedication. The majority of the cut woods were discarded as not up to standard.
Indulge yourself and support local artists.