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Press Release - More Than a Rock

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New Release from Rocky Nook – Contact: Rocky Nook, Inc. — (805) 687-8727 — Press@rockynook.com

Santa Barbara, CA— 2015

View life through the lens of Guy Tal in More Than a Rock: Essays on Art, Creativity, Photography, Nature, and Life

In his newly published book, Guy Tal offers a passionate and personal outlook on creativity and expression. In his series of essays, famed photographer and teacher Guy Tal shares his thoughts and experiences as an artist who seeks to express more in his images than the mere appearance of the subject portrayed.

Tal covers topics such as the art of photography, approaches to landscape photography, and the experiences of a working photographic artist. His essays also include reflections on nature and man’s place in it, living a meaningful life, and living as an artist in today’s world.

More Than a Rock is non-technical and instead focuses on philosophy, nature, and visual expression. It was written for photographers with a passion and interest in creative photography.

Along with being visually punctuated by Guy’s breathtaking photography, passages are written to inspire and include thoughts such as: “Some images look like things, while others feel like things; some images are of things, while others are about things. …A creative image is not a record of a scene nor a substitute for a real experience. Rather, it is an experience in itself—an aesthetic experience—something new that the artist has given the world, rather than a contrived view of something that already existed independent of them.”  

With thought-provoking ideas and creative, it is clear that anyone pursuing their work as art, is in need of inspiration, or is interested in the writings of a full-time working photographer will benefit from reading this book.
“Guy Tal’s photography is thoughtful, compassionate, and poetic; it’s no wonder then that his writings evoke similar feelings in me. If you want to be a better camera user, read your manual. If you want to be a stronger, deeper photographer, read Guy Tal.” ~David duChemin

About the author:

As a professional artist and writer, Guy Tal believes the practice of creative pursuits not only manifests in the making of art, but also has the ability to enrich life, foster meaningful experiences and contentment, and bring healing through life-long discovery and adventure.

Tal strives to create images that convey his connection with the wild places of the American West. His images are a result of his complex relationship with these lands that has evolved over many years—through times of bliss and conflict, love and loss, and life changes. In his images, he seeks to convey a reverence and gratitude for how these places have shaped his life. Tal’s subjects are not just attractive models to him, they are friends and sanctuaries and characters in his own story. He does not consider himself a photographer who creates art, but rather an artist working in the medium of photography.

Tal’s work has been featured in various publications, including LensWork Magazine, PHOTOGRAPH, Outdoor Photographer, Popular Photography, Digital Photographer, Landscape Photography Magazine, PhotoLife, and On Landscape, among others.

See more of his work and visit his blog at guytal.com.

More Than a Rock: Essays on Art, Creativity, Photography, Nature, and Life

Guy Tal

Published by Rocky Nook

978-1-937538-82-8, 256 pages

Soft Cover 7″x9″

$39.95 US, $41.95 Can.

eBook available July 2015 ($31.95)

Print edition available September 2015

About Rocky Nook

Rocky Nook is a leading publisher of books written by photographers for photographers.

Rocky Nook boasts a broad collection of top-selling titles by renowned photographers from around the world, covering a variety of photography topics including composition, fine art, cutting-edge technology, and instruction manuals. Rocky Nook titles deliver premier content that helps beginning through professional photographers master the art, craft, and technology of photography.

Founded in 2006 and headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, Rocky Nook is closely associated with dpunkt.verlag, a German publisher of computer and digital photography books.

Rocky Nook’s books are distributed in North America by Ingram Publishing Services and across the UK and Europe by Publisher’s Group UK and affiliates.