In early March I decided to create my first photo book, Colors of Pittsburgh: North Shore and Lower North Side. Here’s a preview of the 108 page book featuring 191 photos. It’s intended as tribute to Pittsburgh and the historic community that I moved to in 1997. Oh yes, it certainly reflects my passion for colors and photography.
Now the second book in the Colors series is available too: Colors of Pittsburgh: Downtown and The Strip District. These one-of-a-kind coffee table books are not really a comprehensive tour guide, since some wonderful local attractions are not included. It’s rather a gallery of high quality, colorful images I’ve gathered over 4-5 years to belie Pittsburgh’s historic Smoky City image and to spotlight the rich tapestry and history of the neighborhoods.
Colors Of Pittsburgh: Downtown and The Strip District unfolds as a journey up from the three rivers into the bustling and beautiful city that has emerged from a series of renaissances starting back in the 1940s… and then into the adjacent Strip District. Minimal text establishes the context for each of the chapters as well as some historic and other interesting insights into the communities. In 108 pages 162 photos are featured. Here’s the cover.
The chapters of Colors Of Pittsburgh:
DOWNTOWN: Rivers and Bridges… Canyons of the City… Old and New Juxtaposed… Parks, Plazas & Arts Festival… Historic Churches… Holiday Season… Green Buildings
STRIP DISTRICT: The Vibrant Marketplace… Historic Churches… The New Strip District… Heinz History Center
Take a quick tour of Colors Of Pittsburgh book two.
This series of 19 thumbnail full-page spreads demonstrates the wide variety of images, plus the sequence of the chapters and the scope of content for Colors 2.
The Strip District
Early Reviews of the book
As part of the creative process, I shared earlier drafts of the book with a variety of people for feedback. Thanks to those that offered insights and encouragement and helped me to refine the book. These early “reviewers” were always enthusiastic about the book and sometimes offered glowing reviews! Yes, it is a marketing tool for Pittsburgh, too!
Get your Colors Of Pittsburgh book now.
To get your copy of the book immediately, please contact me directly. randy@StrothmanAssociates.com or 412-322-9720. Or purchase it online at Blurb.com in my little bookstore, where you can also preview the entire book.
September 2016 UPDATE: The third ‘Colors Of’ book is now published, Colors of Nature: Nature and Man Embracing Nature. Plus you can preview and order the first book from this link. Thanks for your interest and enjoy! — Randy