Ariel Swartley | BOOKSHELF
In Country books are #webbooks, meaning they are designed to be read free online. For best viewing, click on one, then hit the slideshow button at the top right of the page.
The first two In Country books, Man Made and Crops, are drawn from single, 9 x 12 inch editions, meant to resemble old fashioned travel sketch books. Photographs were printed on Canson inkjet-treated watercolor paper then pasted into an album. After creating a bookish web template to present them online, I succumbed to temptation. Volumes 3-5 (Groves, Hay, and The Sacred Path) are entirely digital.
The photographs were shot almost entirely from the passenger seat of moving cars (sometimes rather swiftly moving cars) during the course of annual road trips beginning in 2013. The indefatigable driver was my partner and beloved fellow traveler, Richard Matthews. Most photos were taken in the western part of the US. Look for In Country #webbooks on Trains, Streams, and Mountains sometime in the future.

Our Part of Town and Le Repas are in print but not for sale. They too can be read here as #webbooks.

LAST SEACOAST BOOKS are purchasable. Click HERE to find out more.

CATALOG is a partial listing of commercially published books which contain some of my arts journalism.

In Country 1: Man Made

In Country 1: Man Made

In Country 2: Crops

In Country 2: Crops

In Country 3: The Sacred Path

In Country 3: The Sacred Path

In Country 4: Grove

In Country 4: Grove

In Country 5: Hay

In Country 5: Hay

Our Part of Town

Our Part of Town

Le Repas

Le Repas

LAST SEACOAST BOOKS

LAST SEACOAST BOOKS

CATALOG

CATALOG