One of the most inventive American photographers of the postwar era, Ray K. Metzker has startled and delighted viewers with his images for the past forty years. Ray K. Metzker: Landscapes collects the landscape images that Metzker has made throughout his career. The majority of the work in this volume dates from the last fifteen years, during which period Metzker has made many innovations and stretched the meaning and importance of the term "landscape" with images ranging in style from the traditional to the surreal.
Ray K. Metzker: Landscapes incorporates twelve series of photographs, including "Feste di Foglie," made in Tuscany; the "Earthly Delights" series, made in the eastern United States; as well as work made in Turkey, southern France, and an extensive body of work from Moab, Utah, much of which is as yet unexhibited.
A substantial essay by Evan H. Turner investigates Metzker's life and work and relates his photography to an art-historical tradition spanning the work of Turner, Boucher, Monet, Klimt, and many others. The book also includes a definitive chronology.
Ray K. Metzker is the author of five books and the recipient of two Guggenheim Fellowships, two National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, and a Bernheim Fellowship.