Portrait of Paradise

photography by Carol Polich

foreword by Alan Kesselheim

  • Showcasing the dynamic work of Bozeman photographer Carol Polich, paired with an inspired foreword by Bozeman writer Alan Kesselheim, Portrait of Paradise is a timeless tribute to the grandeur of the Gallatin and Paradise valleys and Yellowstone National Park.

    Watch bison move through the mist in Yellowstone National Park, experience the rapids of Yankee Jim Canyon on the Yellowstone River, watch a thunderstorm roll through the Paradise Valley, stroll through historic downtown Bozeman, and experience the Old West of Virginia City.

120 pages, 10 1/2'' x 10, 141 color photos, 10 hardcovers per case, Smythe-sewn

ISBN 10: 1-56037-469-1
ISBN 13: 978-1-56037-469-5

September 2007

  • Foreword by Bozeman writer Alan Kesselheim, author of 9 books and hundreds of magazine articles
  • Covers the area from Three Forks south to Ennis, Big Sky, and Yellowstone National Park, and north to the Paradise Valley, Livingston, and Bozeman
  • Newest addition to the Portrait series (includes Portrait of Jackson Hole and the Tetons)
  • Excellent gift or keepsake
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 align= Carol Polich is published worldwide in nature books and guidebooks by Sierra Press, Tehabi Books, Farcountry Press, and Falcon Press. Photo magazines such as Outdoor Photographer, Shutterbug, and Petersen?s Photography have featured her articles on photography technique. Polich?s image of the Namib Dunes in Namibia won the National Geographic Traveler photo contest in 1996. Carol Polich lives in Bozeman with her husband, Jim.

Praise for Portrait of Paradise:

?The scope and breadth of Carol Polich?s photography offers a true insider?s view of Montana in every season. Her tireless devotion to capturing the landscape and lifestyle of the state inspires a person to pause and take notice, with eyes that can see again as if it were the first time.?
?Seabring Davis, editor, Big Sky Journal

?Carol Polich?s work reflects rich strokes of color and careful, thoughtful attention to composition. Carol's dedication and her tireless, passionate drive for excellence in finding new ways to communicate feeling, emotion, and story through her photography astound me, setting her apart from the rest."
?Kathryn Darling, Bozeman artist, owner of Grey Fox Gallery, and former artist for the Pentagon and National Defense University, Washington D.C.

?Even those of us fortunate enough to live in Montana can lose sight of the natural wonder that surrounds us. From the subtle glow of a sunrise on a mountain peak to the riotous color of early-summer wildflowers, Carol Polich?s Portrait of Paradise is a vivid reminder of what makes Montana rare and true.?
?Butch Larcombe, editor, Montana Magazine

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