Hardcover: 123 pages
Publisher: Westcliffe Pub Inc (August 1996) Product Dimensions: 12.1 x 10 x .9 inches Shipping Weight: 2.7 pounds
“Colorado Cowboys” is a stunning collection of photography that will grace any coffee table. Christopher Marona, the photographer and author, scoured the corners of his home state of Colorado to discover families that still ranch with traditional techniques.
Marona shares his experience through his dramatic, compelling photography that evokes the romance and majesty of the American West and sprinkled with stories, poems, and quips collected from the cowboys, themselves.
The spirit and the freedom of the West is characterized by the cowboy way of life-a life unfettered by time clocks, where the natural rhythms of the seasons determine the work to be done. “Colorado Cowboys” captures the essence of cowboy life, and gives voice to the cowhands themselves. Brief stories provide a look at how they see the world; a clear vision tempered with wit and humor.
From the foreword:
"The heart and soul of the West, cowboys are nevertheless a vanishing breed. Christopher Marona’s fine art photography preserves this priceless heritage, recording on film the romantic ideal as well as the grand landscapes that have shaped the cowboy character. In “Colorado Cowboys”, the history, the passion, and beauty of this rugged life live on."
Harry Carey, Jr.
"Chris Marona is one of the West’s premier photographers... This book contains an outstanding photographic collection of contemporary Colorado cowboys."
-- Pat Close, Editor, Western Horseman Magazine
"Marona captures the independence of the cowboy and the grandeur of his country better than any other photographer I know."
-- Barry Corbin, Actor, Lonesome Dove, Conagher, Northern Exposure, Anger Management
“So here are the “Cowboys of Colorado”, as only he (Christopher Marona) can photograph them.
There’s some magic in the way he does this-the magic of when he “pulls the trigger” on his camera.
To him beauty and action are synonymous. Together they create drama.
Like the great John Ford, that’s what he wants to preserve, the life and drama of the American Cowboy.”
-- Harry Carey, Jr.
Star of the Silver Screen during its Golden Years.
Author of “Company of Heros”
All images copyrighted Christopher Marona. All rights reserved. Colorado Cowboys certificate of copyright registration on file with the United States Library of Congress-Copyright Office.