To Beauty is my first book. I got the idea for it when I was battling with the task of writing an artist's statement. Frustrated with my progress, I started writing a short poem about why I do photography. This was much more satisfying, and I decided that it would make a good theme for a book illustrated by my photos.
The book is about 60% finished (hence the 'Draft' in the title), but has gotten so much good feedback that I am making it publicly available in its current state. I plan to finish it in the future.
The book contains a mixture of recent digital photography and older film work. (I've been doing serious photography since 1970). The subject matter includes flowers, water, cityscapes, musicians, buildings, and signs, and ends with a series of images of the World Trade Center, which was one of my favorite places to photograph. The book also contains a number of manipulated and multiple images, most of which were done on film using a slide copier.