Banff & Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park
Press Release - July 25, 2007
Canadian Photographer Launches Spectacular New Book
July 25, 2007 - Professional Canadian wildlife and nature photographer John E. Marriott of Canmore, Alberta announces the release of his new hardcover coffee table book Banff & Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park.
Featuring breathtaking full-colour photographs, Banff & Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park is the first high quality photography book to focus exclusively on the extraordinary natural beauty found inside Canada’s oldest and most celebrated national park.
From wild animals and lesser-known backcountry gems to classics such as Lake Louise and Moraine Lake, John presents 78 awe-inspiring images of the park in all seasons and varying moods, vividly portraying one of the world’s most beautiful areas.
“My goal with the book was to produce a striking collection of beautiful photography in a very high-end, richly-designed book that was affordable to both Banff visitors and locals alike. I really wanted to showcase my unique style of vivid photography that portrays standard scenes in ways that make the viewer look twice and wonder to themselves how the image was taken,” says John.
John is recognized in Canada equally for both his landscape and wilderness photography as well as his engaging wildlife images, a rare combination in a profession where nature photographers are usually known for just one of the two disciplines.
The book’s designer, Richard Maruk of Calgary, Alberta, captures John’s distinctive imagery in a stylish design, featuring a unique cigar band slipcover with a stunning glossy image of Lake Louise on it.
The book includes a hand-crafted map, as well as multi-page chapters on Banff and the surrounding area, including Lake Louise and the Icefields Parkway. Each chapter opens with a spectacular image and a quote from a well-known author or early explorer of the area, adding appeal to the book as a high-end keepsake.
John concludes, “I really want the reader to get a taste for just how incredible a place Banff is and give visitors a gorgeous reminder of their once-in-a-lifetime vacation to the Rockies. At the same time I think locals and other Canadians would be proud to display it on their coffee tables.”
Banff and Lake Louise: Images of Banff National Park is available throughout bookstores and tourist outlets in Alberta and is available for purchase online at www.wildernessprints.com