Friday, June 19, 2009

Stone Offerings in Machu Picchu

In June of 2007, Mike Torrey, an accomplished architectural photographer, received an offer that would fulfill a life-long-dream: to travel to Machu Picchu at the solstice. Torry processed this life-affecting experience through the lens of his camera. The result is a collection of breathtaking photographs that capture at once the wonder and the universal and timeless significance of this enchanted and inspirational place. That collection of photographs, along with a passionate and sweeping introduction in both English and Spanish by Peruvian-born author Maria Arana, constitutes the book Stone Offerings: Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightment.

On Monday, June 22nd, at 7 pm, Mike Torrey and his Portland-based photo editor, Kirsten Rian, will be at Broadway Books to talk about his experience, the place, and the making of this gorgeous coffee-table book. And of course to sign books and answer questions. According to one reviewer, "The pages of Stone Offerings flow like an Incan pathway, images splicing together this most evocative of ancient wonders." Another concludes that "the poetic lens of Mike Torrey is an inspiration for us to make our own offerings for a better and more beautiful world." What a great gift this book would make -- we hope you can join us!

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