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Ohio University Press book receives rave review

Cleveland Plain Dealer hails Adams' "fantastic images"


The Cleveland Plain Dealer reviewed a book published by the Ohio University Press on June 7.

Photographer Ian Adams' book, "A Photographer's Guide to Ohio," was reviewed by Plain Dealer Arts and Life writer Julie Washington, who in the article expressed her fascination with Adams' "fantastic images."

"The book works as a travel guide, a primer on digital landscape photography or just a fun read about little-seen corners of the state," she wrote. "We don't have dramatic coastlines, but we've got picturesque Amish communities, covered bridges and historic buildings."

The environmental photographer's book lists 440 scenic locations and includes more than 150 color photographs highlighting the best of Ohio's gardens, historic barns and landmark buildings. It also includes a variety of pastoral scenes native to the state.

Washington's review praised Adams' photographs, which have been taken over the past 25 years, for capturing understated spaces across the state.

In addition to the pictures, the book lists the address, phone number, website and GPS coordinates of every location. It also includes a foreword by former Ohio first lady Hope Taft.

More than 6,000 of Adams' photographs have been published since 1985, and his works have been featured in publications such as Family Circle, Midwest Living and Fine Gardening.

To read the Plain Dealer book review, click here