By Natalie Strom
It’s no surprise that photographers flock to Southwest Florida. The sunsets, animal life, water, mazes of mangroves, the River of Grass and the trees of Big Cypress are not only stunning, but are all within minutes of one other. Professional photographer Alan S. Maltz has captured that beauty in his latest coffee table book, and he will be celebrating its release on November 2 in Everglades City.
Designated the “Official Fine Art Photographer for the State of Florida” by VISIT FLORIDA and “The Official Wildlife Photographer of Florida” by the Wildlife Foundation of Florida, Maltz’s new book is entitled Journey Through Paradise: Naples, Marco Island & The Everglades.
Commissioned to create a series of images by the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, Maltz was so inspired, he continued to photograph the area, ending with a collection of 147 Southwest Florida portraits to fill his latest coffee table book.
In a press release, Jack Wert, Executive Director of the Naples, Marco Island, Everglades Convention & Visitors Bureau stated, “We are very honored that Alan Maltz has chosen our destination for his latest photo collection. Alan has truly captured the charm of the Everglades, the ambiance of Naples, the seaside beauty of Marco Island, and the tranquility of our Gulf coastline. Through his talented style, Alan has showcased our area in photos that we can now share with the world.”
As of October 1, Maltz’s works have been on display at the Museum of the Everglades in Everglades City. The show will go on until November 2, and that’s when the party really starts. Between 1 PM and 3 PM on November 2, Alan Maltz will be at the museum to sign books and prints and visit with guests.
Maltz also has his latest photographic medium on display at the Museum of the Everglades: Prints on aluminum. The aluminum gives the photos a high definition feel that is also waterproof and scratch resistant.
His fifth coffee table photography book, A Journey Through Paradise, takes a closer look at all life forms of Southwest Florida in all their beauty.
The Museum of the Everglades is located at 105 West Broadway, Everglades City. For more information about the Alan Maltz exhibit or the museum in general, call 239-695-0008. To learn more about Alan Maltz, visit www.alanmaltz.com.