A fine-art photography portfolio of Luray Caverns (in Shenandoah Valley, Virginia). Consisting of over 60 black & white images of this natural wonder, the portfolio was made possible by the generosity of the Luray staff, who allowed this photographer essentially free reign of the caverns over the course of an entire day. My hope is that at least some of the extraordinary beauty, mystery, and majesty of this subterranean cosmos is revealed in the images in this book.
A sampling of the images that appear in this book is included was published as a featured portfolio in the print and DVD editions of Lenswork Issue #95 (Jul-Aug, 2011).
A Ph.D. physicist specializing in complex adaptive systems, Andy Ilachinski spends most of his free time with a camera.
A founding member of Lorton Arts Foundation's Workhouse Photographic Society in 2009 (near Occoquan, VA), his photographs have won numerous awards, have been exhibited in many juried solo and group shows, and hang in galleries, businesses, and private homes.
Featured in Lenswork magazine four times, in Black & White twice, Andy has won numerous awards in Black & White magazine's portfolio and single-image contests and the prestigious B&W Spider awards, and won the book contest sponsored by the UK Black + White Photography magazine in 2007.