Marfa Flights
Aerial Views of Big Bend Country
Photography
10 x 10, 192 pp.
121 color photos. Map. Index.
Pub Date: 07/29/2014
Tarleton State University Southwestern Studies in the Humanities
  flexbound (with flaps)
Price:        $29.95

978-1-62349-168-0
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Marfa Flights

Aerial Views of Big Bend Country

By Paul V. Chaplo

Take an unforgettable sky excursion over Big Bend with photographer Paul Chaplo as he captures the shapes, textures, and colors of the craggy, weathered landforms people usually see only from the ground—and some places no photographer has gone before. Flying from Marfa, and hanging precariously from the open door of an aircraft, Chaplo shares a hawk's eye view of a fiercely beautiful region, revealing the stark and magnificent landscapes carved by the force of eons of wind and water on the arid, mountainous country along the Rio Grande.

PAUL V. CHAPLO is a professional photographer specializing in corporate and architectural photography. His creative work  has been exhibited in museums around the country, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York and the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. He lives in Arlington, Texas.

What Readers Are Saying:

"If you love the Big Bend, you will cherish this book."—The Eagle

"These stunning images of one of the most sparsely populated and least visited regions of North America are not your typical coffee table book pretty pictures. In Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country, Paul Chaplo, a classically trained visual artist who also happens to be a professional photographer, found and composed out of this swirlingly violent and bone-dry landscape something wondrous and haunting. Photographed from a single engine airplane, at various times of day, the land and sky and jewel-like ribbons of water come alive with form, muscle, and color." — C.M. Mayo, author of Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California

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