A Photographer's Life from Rocky Nook is an in-depth look at Jack Dykinga's fascinating and inspiring journey from Pulitzer prize-winning photojournalist to world-renowned nature photographer. This deeply personal book is filled with beautiful imagery but is not a typical story about tech, gear, and settings. Instead, it is an inside look at one man's awe-inspiring journey.
After working as a photo editor and wilderness guide, Jack survived a near-death experience, giving him a new perspective and providing a framework for self-examination. He takes a deeper look into why certain images resonate with a photographer's feelings. As the images progress through distinct periods of his life, Jack shares the influences and events that formed his evolving style and artistic sensibility. With an immense amount of gratitude, he recounts the often subtle changes that define his work while explaining the forces that shaped his desire to evolve and transform.
Jack's photographic journey has spanned more than 50 years, and in that time a virtual "who's who" of editors, writers, and photographers have influence his journey. His amassed images create a body of work that is diverse and profound. From huddled figures in mental institutions to wide-ranging panoramic landscapes, his images span a vast emotional range from haunting to celebratory to sublime; and presented here are those photographs that have become touchstones in a life of photography.
Table of Contents
- Early Day, Rotunno, and Tribune
- Successes and Failures
- Frosty, Chuck Scott
- Finding the Path
- Phil Hyde
- Sharing and Gratitude