Huyser-Honig wrote it in response to all the customers who've been asking for years for a book of his photographs. The Michigan You Love is a 128-page book that contains 40 of his customers' favorite images and 10 of his personal favorites. Each image gets a two-page spread. The right page presents the image. The left page is an essay that tells the story behind each image's creation. Huyser-Honig reveals where, how, and when he took the photograph and gives technical details.
"People have always appreciated the short descriptions I give with my photographs at art fairs and on my website. The essays in the book let me explain more of my creative process in developing these images," he says.
"The 10 personal favorites are images that I love but are less popular with customers. I'm comfortable with that because I view my work as a form of visual communication. Image popularity is a dialogue between you and me that confirms and guides my creative direction. By including images that mean a lot to me, this book helps you get to know me better as an artist," he adds.
Before going into photography full time, Steven Huyser-Honig taught middle school science and math and presented often at teachers conventions. He still cares about helping people learn. That's why he made sure The Michigan You Love will help both novice and more seasoned photographers.
The book begins with an introductory chapter on basic photography concepts. It ends with a chapter entitled “What’s in the Bag?” "In this chapter I discuss my sometimes surprising equipment choices. I explain the reasons behind my choices, review many fundamental concepts in photography, and make suggestions for improving your own images," he says.
CONTACTS FOR PHOTOGRAPHY OR MORE INFORMATION
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Reporters may download a book cover image, four photos from the book, and a publicity photo of Steven Huyser-Honig, for news or broadcast publication, at https://www.onlinefilefolder.com/
WHERE TO BUY THE BOOK
The book The Michigan You Love: Favorite Images from Steven Huyser-Honig's Michigan retails for $49.95. You can buy it at:
•Schuler Books & Music, 40 Fountain Street N.W., Grand Rapids, MI
•Schuler Books & Music, 3165 Alpine Avenue N.W., Walker, MI
•Great Lakes Art Fair, November 16-18, 2012, Suburban Collection Showcase, Novi, MI
•UICA Holiday Arts Market, November 30-December 1, 2012, Urban Institute for Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids, MI
BACKGROUND INFORMATION ON STEVEN HUYSER-HONIG’
•Huyser-Honig specializes in images of Michigan's landscapes and natural beauty.
•He prints his digital images with pigment inks on natural cotton rag papers or canvas, which is more environmentally friendly than traditional photographic processes and results in a longer archival life.
•Huyser-Honig's work is in the permanent collections of several hospitals, Muskegon Community Foundation, Calvin College, Church of the Servant, and many businesses throughout the Great Lakes region. He also does custom work for interior designers and clients.