Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Photography Competition Captures the Essence of Michigan for a One-of-a-Kind Book

A place of unspoiled nature and breathtaking scenery, a land rich with awe-inspiring photo opportunities, the beauty and newness of spring—that’s Pure Michigan®. And so is the new book, aptly named after Michigan’s widely successful tourism campaign, which quite literally puts the Great Lake State’s abundant natural beauty, authentic destinations and unique experiences at your fingertips.

Pure Michigan: Spring (the book) is the result of the Pure Michigan Photography Competition of Spring 2009, organized by Firefly Productions, a Traverse City media group. Ten renowned photographers competed for a $5,000 grand prize. Each was assigned a geographic region in Michigan to photograph during the spring season. The best of their efforts was compiled into an incomparable hardcover book that features more than 110 beautiful pictures.

Each of the book’s ten sections offers a distinct and diverse representation of the state’s people, places and events—reminding readers time and again why many consider Michigan the most beautiful state in the country, especially during this incomparable season. Pure Michigan: Spring is a coffee-table must for every home and cabin. It will have residents and visitors alike “oohing” and “ahhing” with each turn of the page.

Firefly Productions’ Kimberli Bindschatel served as the book’s project manager. A Michigan native, nature/wildlife photographer and editor of Whisper in the Woods Nature Journal, Bindschatel obtained the support of visitors bureaus throughout the state, as well as the aid of reputed regional publisher Adventure Publications. The resulting collaboration yielded a book that portrays the magic of a Michigan spring.

Pure Michigan: Spring is available at area book and gift stores, through online retailers, by visiting or by calling 800-678-7006.

1 comment:

Stacy Niedzwiecki said...

As one of the photographers who participated in the competition - I wish to thank you for promoting this wonderful book.

The images truly are a great collection of all things we love about Michigan. Kudos to all who have been part of this project.