Although many have tried over the years, few photographers have captured the mysterious beauty of this remarkable hydrologic occurrence as eloquently as David Langford has in the mists of his family’s beloved Hillingdon Ranch. In this, Langford’s second volume of Hillingdon images, the old ranch becomes even more alluring as the photographer interprets its cultural and natural beauty in the shroud of exquisite Texas Hill Country fog.”– Andy Sansom General Editor, Kathie and Ed Cox Jr. Books on Conservation Leadership
In his own words David K. Langford explains the magic that rises from the pages of Fog at Hillingdon, “As a photographer, I’ve always been drawn to the challenge of seeing the well-known from a new vantage point. This book of fog images focused on Hillingdon Ranch’s surroundings gave me the opportunity to see my family’s beloved home from a fresh, ever-changing, often fleeting perspective. Thank you for joining me on this journey of magical discovery.”
The hardcover book, with dust jacket, contains approximately 150 pages of stunning images (+120) and thought provoking poetically scribed words (5,000). Approximately half of the images are accompanied by meaningful quotes, chosen and authenticated by Myrna Langford. The quotes and images evoke strong emotions regarding conservation and stewardship of natural resources.
The book features an Introduction by world-renowned conservationist and author, Rick Bass, and the Foreword is by equally-renowned Andrew Sansom, PhD, Executive Director at the Meadows Center for Water and the Environment at Texas State University. Rick Bass says of Langford’s work, “In his writing as well as his photography, Langford raises a fascinating question: while the tired old cliché of grayness and unseeingness comes quickly to mind in the archetypes of fog, Langford dissents, believing that in fog certain colors leap out with greater zest.”
At 10×10.5, this coffee-table book is designed to fit on a bookshelf. The publisher is employing a host of premium printing techniques, including varnished photographs on matte paper and stamping, embossing, and metallic inks on the spine, cover, and end pages, to further enhance the book’s appeal.
Photographed by David K. Langford and published by Texas A&M University Press, the book will be released September, 2015.
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978-1-62349-332-5 Hardcover, $35.00
10×10 ½. 128 pp. 118 color photos. Bib.
Photography. Nature Writing. Nature Photography. October
Fog at Hillingdon is the sixth book in the Kathie and Ed Cox Jr. Books on Conservation Leadership, sponsored by The Meadows Center for Water and the Environment, at Texas State University. Copyright © 2015. Text and photographs are excerpted from Fog at Hillingdon, by David K. Langford and cannot be used or reproduced without written permission of David K. Langford and Texas A&M University Press.
Fog at Hillingdon is Langford’s second book about his family’s beloved ranch. Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations was co-authored by David K. Langford and Lorie Woodward Cantu chronicling how one family has worked together over many years to keep their ranch intact. It is also a beautifully photographed portrait of a ranching family and their life in the Texas Hill Country, where work is guided by the seasons, increasingly influenced by technology, and inevitably affected by drought. Read more about Hillingdon Ranch: Four Seasons, Six Generations.