Enjoy more than 400 photographs taken by the author across the United States during five decades. The emphasis is on the man-made beauty of the Northeast—from Manhattan architecture to Vermont foliage—and on the natural beauty of the West, both its mountains and its erosion-carved landscapes.
The photography features, natural light, the effects of weather, patterns in both architecture and nature, and the ability to see beauty both in broad landscapes and in narrow angles that focus on one aspect of a subject to symbolize the whole.
Each image was chosen for its photographic quality rather than for its content. The result is a selection of images that capture the beauty of America, rather than a complete collection of familiar American landmarks.
To supplement this visual interpretation, the author also has included a dozen word portraits—his memories and impressions of individual states, people, and events.
Bob Parker has exhibited his photography in New Jersey and Manhattan, often with his wife Margot, and has written extensively for consumer, business and specialized magazines. Publications he has edited have earned national regognition, and his photographs have also earned numerous national awards. His writing covers literature, travel, finance, and the arts, while his photography ranges from architecture to scenics, always featuring simplicity and natural light.
Parker's photography has been reviewed and featured in Newark's The Star-Ledger, the Trenton Times, and other publications. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, Caribbean Travel and Life, America, The Critic, Communication Arts, Business Finance, the OAS magazine Amerias, Navigante, the Miami Herald, and other publications.