Tuzigoot Impressions – A Photographic Study (Art Book 7)

Written by Paul Moore
Category: · Arts & Photography

This book is entirely pictorial and approximately 78 pages long with about 75 color images.

From the first instant that I saw the work of Monet and Renoir in an art galley decades ago I was astonished and admired the work so intently that I resolved to create some images that would at least attempt the world of impressionism even though I must describe myself as much more of an ‘Ansel Adams’ acolyte. The following images are the result. For those who are interested in such things, all the images contained herein were taken with a wide variety of cameras ranging from a Nikon F3 35mm film camera through a Nikon N8008.

Tuzigoot National Monument is situated just outside of Clarkdale, Arizona and is a pueblo built by the Sinagua native Americans starting around 1125 AD. It has about 110 rooms and is 3 stories tall on the top of a hill providing a 360 degree view of the surrounding Verde River valley.

The ruins were established as a “National Monument” by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on July 25, 1939.

This book is a pictorial presentation of the national monument and the immediate surrounding area.

The author began photography and photo-journalism in early 1963 when he accepted an offer from his local newspaper to write about and photograph sports events at the Arizona high school where he was a junior. After a stint in the service, he had an opportunity to study photography and printing techniques with Bernard Hoffman, a true gentleman and scholar, and one of the earliest staff photographers for Life Magazine.

Since that time he has had thousands of photographs and hundreds of articles published by more than 60 national and international periodicals. He was also a contributing editor for one of them for more than ten years. Topics ran the gamut from professional sports, medicine, archeology, and photography to science.

After twenty years away from Arizona he returned in 1985 and it has been the base from which all his photographic excursions are launched. Along with many others he has embraced digital photography but can still be seen, from time to time, peering through the ground glass of a large format camera, hoisting a large medium format 6×7, or indeed still using a 35mm film camera.

The photographer currently has fine art photography on exhibit at The Center for Fine Arts in Globe, Arizona, and is currently represented by more than ten stock photo agencies where he has more than 13,000 photographs available for commercial use.


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