Prevailing Westerlies

Prevailing Westerlies: Fine Art Photographs

Prevailing WesterliesThe clarity of Ed Lavino’s images conveys an intensity of feeling that commands attention. His photographs speak of a longing to be part of the natural world while questioning and challenging our destructiveness. Prevailing Westerlies conveys a remarkable knowledge of people and places of the Rocky Mountain West that comes from long familiarity and close observation.

Lavino’s mastery of the black and white image equals that of the best 20th century photographers, yet his work is decidedly modern. His unconventional intellect and perspective will transfix and delight, compelling you to view these photographs time and again.

Ed Lavino grew up in the Catskill Mountains where he spent many solitary days exploring the forest with an Instamatic camera. As an adult he toted large format cameras into progressively wilder terrain. For three decades now he has lived in Jackson Hole, Wyoming and documented his passion for the people and places of the High Plains West.

From the book:

Dry Pond, Wind River Indian Reservation,Wyoming

This photo was taken on a backpacking trip in a remote area of the northern Wind River Mountain Range. A Shoshone tribal member told me about a shortcut to Roberts Mountain used by reservation hunters in the fall. As I tried to follow it, I found myself in a thickly wooded area, with stone cairns spaced at considerable distances.

Gradually, the trail became nonexistent. A huge bank of fog moved in as I arrived at this dry, primordial pond, ringed with boulders. I watched the fog ebb and flow, as if the mountain were breathing. I took this photograph as the fog receded.


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    978-0-9960206-8-8
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    This collection of black and white art images is the perfect gift for the traveler, photographer, or nature lover in your life!


    Prevailing Westerlies Sample Pages

    To the right are several sample pages from Prevailing Westerlies. One of the goals of the book’s layout was to make each image set more than the sum of its parts. Every turn of the page presents the reader with images and text to entertain and provoke thought.

    The velvet texture of the cover also gives the reader a tactile experience. This book is different from other art books in that both touch and sight are used to convey the experience of Ed Lavino’s work.


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      About the author

      Prevailing WesterliesEd Lavino was born in 1959 in Middletown, New York. He was the only son born to Barbara Robbins and Paul Goddard. Through a series of family challenges, Ed was sent to live with his aunt Geraldine Houghtaling in the Catskill Hamlet of Willowemoc, New York.

      Ed is a photographer in Jackson Hole, WY. His work has been featured through many galleries, including the Center for the Arts in Jackson, WY. Prevailing Westerlies is the culmination of his years of large-format, fine art photography.


      PREVAILING WESTERLIES IN THE COMMUNITY

      Shows

      Prints from Prevailing Westerlies is being shown at Sublette County Library in Pinedale, WY, July 7-Aug 30, 2016.

      Media

      Jackson Hole’s Community Radio, 89.1 KHOL (www.891.khol.org) interviewed Ed Lavino on September 15, 2015.

      Listen to Ed’s Interview here:

      Listen to Ed Lavino on the Rick Lakin Podcast

      Jackson Hole News and Guide, June 10, 2015

      Jackson Hole News and Guide, June 10, 2015

      Lavino Article

      Jackson Hole Planet, June 10, 2015


       

      PREVAILING WESTERLIES REVIEWS

      I’m amazed at the quality of Ed’s work. His still life work is unlike anything I’ve seen before. – Nancy Takeda, Jackson, WY