Spring 2015 Boundary Waters Journal

Joe Richard is a a Florida writer, photographer and fishing guide. His account of his first trip to the Quetico Provincial Park with us last spring is the lead article in the Spring 2015 edition of The Boundary Waters Journal along with two of his photographs and three of mine. The cover shot is of Gary Fiedler on his 220-day solo canoe trip (either a “selfie” by Gary or by Dawn LaPointe of Radiant Spirit Gallery in Duluth ). We crossed paths our first day out and Gary found the new fishing shirt I left behind on a portage on a hot day and he wore it for the rest of the trip, then sent me a couple beautiful prints in exchange. The paddle shot was taken in 2011 on Kahshahpiwi Lake.BigAgonyBWJB

Arrowheads, Spear-Points & Blades of Johnson Co., Iowa

Photographed for a private collector, these artifacts are a small selection of his collection. Layout design by Stephen T. Bender.  A limited edition of twenty 17″ x 22″ archival ink-jet prints are available for $150.00 each (plus S&H), with 20% going to the Bur Oak Land Trust for preservation and maintenance of natural areas for the enjoyment and education of the public in Johnson County, Iowa.

Native American artifacts from a private collection, all discovered in Johnson County, Iowa and representing approximately 10,000 years of stone tool making, photographed 10/12/2014

Native American artifacts from a private collection, all discovered in Johnson County, Iowa and representing approximately 10,000 years of stone tool making, photographed 10/12/2014

 

arrowheads

arrowhead collections

arrowhead collections

A friend of mine is an arrowhead collector and asked me to photograph this collection: 25 boxes, each representing a year from 1990-2011 plus several from earlier years. Most of the arrowheads were found in Iowa. We are planning to put together several “best of” collections and photograph them, experimenting with different backgrounds. Hope to have some fine art prints and posters ready for sale this fall.

Quetico, Spring, 2014

The annual spring canoe trip to Quetico Provincial Park May 27-June 3 has come and gone but here are some memories…

Mescalero Apache parfleche

Mescalero Apache parfleche envelope, circa 1875, L 24″ x W 11.5″, incised rawhide, pigment. Collected at Taos Pueblo. National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, #3/5404. Photographed in 1992 in the Bronx storage facility, New York. These objects, “parfleche”, were made from stretched buffalo hide and designed and painted by native American women in tribes all over what is now the western US, a tradition of abstract painting predating the Europeans. Shot for the book American Indian Parfleche, A Tradition of Abstract Painting, written by Gaylord Torrance, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City (4×5 Ektachrome).MescApacheF

Naniboujou

This is the Brule River at sunrise, entering Lake Superior on Naniboujou Beach after a stormy night in northern Minnesota in 2013.  The arc in the atmosphere is a “fogbow” or white rainbow (there is no color because the water droplets are so tiny). 13.5″ x 20″ limited edition of 10 on Epson Hot Press 330 gsm fine art paper.MAT1617C