Light Years
Light Years

Morley Baer

Light Years

The Photographs of Morley Baer

Autographed First Edition

Image dimensions: 12.25" x 12"

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Light Years
Light Years



Morley Baer worked in photography with a quiet perseverance for nearly fifty years – often alongside such legendary associates as Ansel Adams and Edward Weston. His unwavering dedication to the large format 8×10 view camera and painstaking meticulous darkroom craftsmanship with Agfa’s Portriga Rapid photographic paper resulted in images of exquisite detail, tonality and unusual nuance. These photographs comprise an important segment of the American photographic achievement, particularly the West Coast School.

Unlike others, notably Ansel Adams, Morley Baer avoided the spectacular in nature. He was the quintessential poet of the commonplace. He was an artist who illuminated the ordinary in such a way that it becomes unforgettable. Over the years, Baer came to be regarded as one of the country’s greatest architectural photographers, but his fine landscapes – often bordering on the mystical – form a significant focus of his aesthetic contribution. Light Years: The Photographs of Morley Baer, encompassing the entire career of this artist, is a volume with a broad scope and perspective. It presents the full range of Baer’s mastery with the camera.

This first edition published in 1988 by Photography West Graphics, Inc. includes 51 Laser Fultone Reproductions made from original Gelatin Silver photographs. Printed under artist’s supervision by Gardner Lithograph in Buena Park, California, in an edition of 3,000 copies and bound by Roswell Bookbinding in Phoenix, Arizona. Of the 3,000 copies, only 600 were autographed by Morley Baer.

Edited and designed by Carol Williams in Carmel, California
Essay by Dr. Jim Jordan and edited by David Featherstone
Production and layout by Cloyce J. Wall

ISBN: 0-9616515-2-0


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