SONOMA, BY ANDY KATZ
Healdsburg resident and famed photographer Andy Katz has just released a new book entitled Sonoma. With introduction by James Laube, senior editor and columnist for the Wine Spectator, the 112 page book features over 120 images of the picturesque, pastoral countryside of Sonoma County.
The portrait of Sonoma Katz provides us in this amazing essay of photographs is of its vineyards. He knows the region better than most, living among the vines.Katz takes us places few outsiders know exist and captures their eloquent beauty, allowing us to pause and contemplate the intricacies of vineyards planted amidst stunning natural surroundings. Sonoma is home to towering redwood trees, pristine rain-drenched forests, stark rolling hills, narrow valleys and crumbling mountains. The meandering Russian River cuts a path through the heart of the region.
His work shows us the life and colors of the seasons, from the barren, icy stillness of winter, to the tender push of the young vines in the spring.