West The American Cowboy
The Images Publishing Group
Territory: USA & Canada
Size: 11 in x 14 in
Illustrations: 137 b&w
- Exceptional fine art photography - several years in the making - of the American cowboy/cowgirl and rodeo communities, the horse and cattle ranches, and the remarkable landscape of America's Wild West, by celebrated and award-winning photographer, Anouk Masson Krantz
- Photography of a society that honors historical traditions and practices a set of values that includes honesty, integrity, loyalty, work ethic, and dedication to family
- A lavish tome filled with rich and awe-inspiring photography of mysterious and inspiring elements of American culture, accompanied by the author/photographer's unique storytelling
The ranching communities in the heartland of the great American West may be a long way from New York City, but renowned photographer Anouk Masson Krantz has been drawn back time and time again to explore this largely unfamiliar and overlooked part of the world. In West: The American Cowboy, Anouk revisits this enduring iconic symbol of America's pioneering spirit. Set out in a stunning large-format book, and with heartfelt contributions from Jon Pardi, Red Steagall and others, the pages within inspire with a fresh and contemporary perspective of the American West. Along with the cowboy's ranching traditions comes a life built around the core values and faith that are central to their integrity. Long admired for their strength, relentless work ethic, and humble values, the forgotten American cowboy is alive and well, and has never stood in such stark contrast to the rapidly changing nation that surrounds them.
Earning wide acclaim for her incredible fine art work exhibited in galleries and published in the bestselling Wild Horses of Cumberland Island (2017), also by IMAGES, West: The American Cowboy is another artful, intimate study of the American character and their sense of place, and is a unique collection of works brought together by this award-winning photographer and storyteller.
Also available by Anouk Krantz:
Wild Horses of Cumberland Island ISBN 9781864708851
What the press have said about this book...
“John Wayne was always one to grab the bulls by the horns. As do the wranglers photographed in West: The American Cowboy, the forthcoming new book that reframes contemporary ranch culture. The book’s black and white portraits, which range from rodeos and wranglers to open skies and dramatic flatlands, have a cinematic quality that evokes a lodestar of American life: the Wild West. One can’t help but imagine how intrepid auteur Anouk Masson Krantz might have photographed Duke in his day, being as he was, most home on the range (and obviously comfortable with the camera): with hat, horse and bandana to boot.” – Jenn Thornton, The John Wayne Foundation
“While the photos in West: The American Cowboy were shot as far afield as Texas and Kansas, Anouk Krantz's newest collection of photography will stir the heart of any Wyomingite. Capturing the tough landscape of the American frontier, Krantz also manages to convey the human — and animal — spirit of the West through her black-and-white images. This book is more than something to be left untouched on a coffee table; it's a gorgeous tribute to the sort of men and women that loan their name to the Cowboy State.” – Jeva Lange, A Holiday Gift Guide for all 50 States, The Week
“This lavish tome filled with rich and awe-inspiring photography includes images of a society that honors historical traditions and practices a set of values that includes honesty, integrity, loyalty, work ethic, and dedication to family. Set out in a stunning large-format book, and with heartfelt contributions from Jon Pardi, Red Steagall and others, the pages within inspire with a fresh and contemporary perspective of the American West.” –Jacob Jacobowitz, 8 Ultimate Horse Lover Gifts to get this Christmas, Fupping
“There are no gunfights or brawl images in this book. Instead, the 120-plus real-life photos showcase the camaraderie, community connections, family life, pioneering spirit, hard work, and beauty in cowboy life. The book also features a number of awe-inspiring landscape images of the plains and canyons where the cowboys live and roam.” – Sarah Holt, Daily Mail
“Pictures speak volumes in West: The American Cowboy, a graphically stark, big and beautiful coffee-table book from photographer Anouk Masson Krantz that only needs a simple bow for presentation.” – 306 West Magazine