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Still Waters Images, 1971-1999

Renowned for the beauty of his photographs and love of planet Earth, C.C. Lockwood for thirty years has produced images that dazzle the eye and soothe the soul. Now at life’s midpoint, this adventurous outdoor photographer pauses to reflect on the less-trodden career path he’s chosen and to assemble the most cherished fruits of his work. Still Waters is a sumptuous retrospective-“the best l00”-of Lockwood’s more than 30,000 total images, chronologically arranged and stunningly displayed. Over half have never been published, and only 24 are found in his previous books. 

These color-lush scenes of sky, water, and land range from Belize to Hawaii to Yellowstone National Park to Portugal and capture the marvel of native flora and fauna (including several Homosapiens!) Lockwood’s signature Louisiana scapes abound, depicting such winsome place-names as Little Pecan lsland, Pearl River Swamp, Atchafalaya Basin, Tunica Hills, and Bayou Penchant. Whether absorbed with the utter innocence of a nest of young raccoons (Mutt, Jeff and Friends), the radiant coolness of a coral reef habitat (Reef Fish), or the essence of a dying sun, all the images exude the almost magical synthesis of light and subject, inspiration and technique, patience and luck, that denotes a Lockwood print.

Selected by the artist for their visual grace, hold on memory, and professional impact, the stills of "Still Waters" are likened by Lockwood to a family photo album: “the good times show up more than the hard work of raising the kids.” If a picture speaks a thousand words, then Lockwood’s 100 raise a chorale. Where argument and cold fact fail to persuade, these works of beauty and love instill a newfound appreciation for our shared earthly habitat.

C.C. Lockwood’s photographs have been published in numerous magazines, including National Geographic; many books, including eight by Lockwood advertisements, CD-ROM's; and more.

Lockwood received the Sierra Club’s Ansel Adams Award for conservation photography in 1978. A native of Kansas City, Missouri, he was raised in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and has been a Louisiana resident for thirty-one years. When not on a shoot he is at home in Baton Rouge with his family.

“Lockwood’s images accomplish what Federico Garcia Lorca said that all great art should do: give back to the people their world in a cup of beauty so that in drinking from it, they know themselves.”
                        —Arkansas Review

“Lockwood’s glorious color photographs attest to his love of nature.”
                        —New Orleans Times-Picayune

Still Waters $39.95
12 x 11 Cloth – 216 Pages – 100 Pictures
ISBN 0-8071-2570-9
Release date: April 29, 2000


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Copyright 2000 C.C. Lockwood          All images are protected with electronic watermark