Here in the Monterey Peninsula, we enjoy the abundance of local artistry in it’s many forms. From the breath taking natural beauty of the Pacific Ocean and infamous Cypress trees to the hand made gardens and walk-ways through downtown Carmel-by-the-Sea. As the last remaining bookstore in this little village town, at Pilgrim’s Way we are grateful to the local authors; particularly. We meet visitors from all over the globe and a few specific books are tried and true favorites for visitors to take back with them.
One such title, is “Carmel A Timeless Place” written by Steve Shapiro and published by Central Coast Press. About local History, Urban Development, Architecture, and Travel. Mostly a picture book, with a brief history of the urban development of an Artist Community.
Born in 1944 in Bridgeton, New Jersey Steve Shapiro graduated Burlingame High after the family moved to California in the early 1950′s. A 1969 UCLA graduate student in theater arts, film due to his friend Ansel Adams’ recommendation, Shapiro, a thirty year-plus Carmel resident had his first book “Carmel – A Timeless Place” published by Central Coast books in July 1998. Writing about photography and as a journalist, Shapiro published major works on photographic history especially the argument on the image versus the print in a British Journal, Photographica World to which he regularly contributes. Of the permanent collections that house Shapiro’s work from one man shows, the US Navy, Seabee’s Museum at Port Hueneme, Calif. have “The Peacetime Navy,” and the Smithsonian Institution. Steve is involved in community; contributing the benefit of his perspective with the intention of sharing what he “sees” for the betterment of our world. (http://www.steve-shapiro.net/index.htm)
Thanks you Steve Shapiro! From the many faceless and nameless scattered across the globe that appreciate as you have our beautiful central coast beauty.