The Golden Gate Bridge is celebrated for its beauty, charm and Art Deco design elements. (Net proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to non-profit charitable organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area.) The GG Bridge has been “captured with light” by award-winning San Francisco Bay Area photographer Rich Edwards. Experts long said that it would be impossible to construct a bridge spanning the 6,700 foot Golden Gate Strait due to the blinding fog and ferocious winds. Nevertheless, decades after first being envisioned by railroad magnate Charles Crocker, the $35 million bridge construction project began on January 5, 1933. Painted “international orange” to complement its natural surroundings and enhance its visibility in fog, the Golden Gate Bridge, at 4,200 feet, opened on May 27, 1937, and was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1964.
Rich Edwards’ award-winning photography has been published in books, magazines, newspapers, calendars and brochures, and his limited edition prints have been collected and exhibited nationwide. A longtime resident of the San Francisco Bay Area, he travels extensively worldwide, seeking to capture with light portraits of people and places that are 180 degrees from ordinary. Rich began making his own photographs in the darkroom in 1960 and has been creating images in his digital “lightroom” since 2001. He received the Fuji Masterpiece Award for his family portrait Unchained Spirit. Six of his photographs have been accepted into the National Collection of the Professional Photographers of America; one was published in the PPA Showcase 2000 book. For the past decade he published the monthly fine art photography newsletter Get Visually Stimulated! Rich is a past executive director of The Friends of Photography and The Ansel Adams Center for Photography in San Francisco.