Capture the Magic: Train Your Eye, Improve Your Photographic Composition from Rocky Nook is an inside look at the career of Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalist Jack Dykinga. After winning prestigious accolades as a young photographer, Jack worked as a photo editor and later as a wilderness guide before becoming a celebrated landscape photographer.
Later in his career, after surviving a life-threatening operation, Jack adopted a new perspective that provided a framework for self-examination and a deeper look into why images resonate with a photographer's feelings. As the photographs in this book progress through various eras of his life, Jack describes the influences and events that shaped his changing aesthetic and design sense. Packed with hundreds of images, the book explains with immense gratitude the forces that caused his work to evolve, and the subtle changes that have come to define his work.
Over the past 50 years, a virtual "who's who" of editors, writers, and photographers have influenced Jack's photographic journey, and his amassed images form a body of work that is varied and profound. From huddled figures in mental institutions, to epic landscapes, his images are both disturbing and sublime. And ultimately, they are touchstones in a master photographer's life.