Published October 1, 2012, Sand Mirrors: not mind, not water, not sand contains the photographs of Stephen Strom and the poems of Zen master Richard B. Clarke. This book is available in both ebook and paper formats. The ebook, available in epub3 format for the iPad or the Readium extensium in the Chrome browser, is a fixed-format read-along version. A richmedia PDF format for your desktop, laptop and other tablet is also available. In both versions, the poet, Richard Clarke, reads each poem.
Visit the website for the book to get more information, view a movie book trailer and download samples of the iPad ebook and PDF versions.
Published in 1989, and in print continuously since that time, Secrets From the
Center of the World, with both an Italian and a French edition, contains the photographs of Stephen Strom and the words of
Muscogee poet, Joy Harjo.
"The book Secrets for the Center of the World exhibits an eye for a startlingly altered and refreshing perspective.
Steven [sic] Strom's photographs reveal secrets of the obvious that have been concealed by the prevalent dissembling intimacy of ecoporn.
Textures of undulant landforms are painted with sparse desert plant communities. Relationships are exposed. Landscape icons are shunned. It wasn't til I began
struggling with the issue of ecoporn that the exceptional nature of these photographs was manifest. They are taken, for the most part, at midday!
No blush of alpenglow here."
José Knighton, poet, hiker and bioregionalist and manager of the Back of Beyond bookstore in Moab, UT.
From Ecoporn and the Manipulation of Desire, reprinted in Wild Earth: Wild Ideas for an Earth Out of Balance,
Tom Butler, Editor, Milkweed Editions, 2002.
Secrets From The Center Of The World, Joy Harjo (prose and poetry),
Stephen E. Strom (Photography), 1989, Univ. Arizona Press.
Published in 2005, Tséyi' / Deep in the Rock:
Reflections on Canyon de Chelly was named a
Top Pick on the Southwest Books of the Year 2005
list from the Tucson-Pima Public Library. Tséyi' was recently named the
Best Book for the Glyph Awards
given by the Arizona Book Publishing Association.
Tséyi' / Deep in the Rock:
Reflections on Canyon de Chelly, Laura Tohe (poetry),
Stephen E. Strom (Photography), 2005, Univ. Arizona Press.
Stephen Strom has photographed in the southwestern desert lands of the United States for more
than 20 years and this book brings together, for the first time, a selection of his most powerful
and memorable images.
Strom brings to this landscape the sensibilities of an astronomer who has lived in the desert for
almost two decades. His photographs capture a land shaped both by the millennial forces of
prehistory and also by yesterday's cloudburst. His images have the power to compress vast
desert spaces in an illusion of intimacy and comprehension, presenting undulations of colour and
form which appear reimagined in a light that at once penetrates and sculpts.
Published in 2009, the book Earth Forms, with essays by Gregory McNamee
and Albert Stewart, is the first fine art quality monograph of Stephen's photographs. To assure
images of the highest quality, Stephen was present at EBS in Verona, Italy when the final proofs
were made. He and Dewi Lewis, the publisher, certified the adjustments made before each page
With its clear skies and low humidity, the southwestern United States is an astronomer's paradise
where observatories like Kitt Peak have redefined the art of skywatching. The region is unique in
its loose federation of like-minded research outposts and in the quantity and diversity of its
observatories - places captured in this unique guidebook.
Douglas Isbell and Stephen Strom, both intimately involved in southwestern astronomy, have
written a practical guide to the major observatories of the region for those eager to learn what
modern telescopes are doing, to understand the role each of these often quirky places has
played in advancing our understanding of the cosmos, and hopefully to visit and see the tools
of the astronomer up close. For each observatory, the authors describe its history, highlights
of its contributions to astronomy - with an emphasis on recent results - and information for
visitors. Also included are wide-ranging interviews with astronomers closely associated with
Observatories covered range from McDonald in Texas to Palomar in California, with significant
outposts in between: Arizona's Kitt Peak National Observatory southwest of Tucson, the Lowell
Observatory in Flagstaff, and the Whipple Observatory outside Amado; and New Mexico's Very
Large Array near Socorro and Sacramento Peak close to Sunspot. In addition to describing these
established institutions, they also take a look ahead to the most powerful ground-based telescope
in the world just beginning to operate at full power on Mount Graham in Safford, Arizona.
With more than three dozen illustrations, the book is accessible to amateur astronomers, tourists,
students, and teachers - anyone fascinated with the contributions that astronomy has made to
deepening our understanding of humanity's place in the universe, whether exploring the solar
system from Lowell Observatory or studying the birth of stars using the army of giant radio
telescopes at the Very Large Array. This book aims to inspire visits to these sites by illuminating
the major scientific questions being pursued every clear night beneath the dark skies of the
Southwest and the amazing machinery that makes these pursuits possible.
Published in 2001, Light Forms/Earth Forms is a limited edition portfolio of 20 archival color inkjet prints
contained in an archival box. An introduction written by Muscogee poet, Joy Harjo, signed by both Joy and Steve, is included.
The original images were scanned from slide film at a resolution of 2700 dpi. They are processed using Photoshop and then printed
on an Epson 2000P printer with Epson archival inks. The prints are on 8.5 by 11 inch sheets of heavy archival inkjet paper. The image
sizes are: 3 1/8 by 7 1/8 inches for the 3 segment images and 2 3/8 by 4 5/8 inches for the single vertical
images. The images shown here have a resolution approximately 2% that of the images in the portfolio.