- Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014
An invitation only book signing was held Thursday, October 16, 2014 at charlieuniformtango, 701 East 6th Street, Austin, Texas 78701, 512-499-8790. The event was from 5pm-8pm. American bites were served, along with Deep Eddy Vodka cocktails, beer and wine. 22 Gallery Art prints from the book are on display, and will remain until December 15, 2014.
Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, is the publisher of “Portraits of the American Craftsman” by Tadd Myers (ISDN# 978-0-7627-9003-6; $29.95 hardcover; 11 x 8.5; 288 pages; full-color throughout), a collection of portraits that celebrate the people and products made in small workshops across the country, with lyrical descriptions of what these people make, who they are, and the traditions embedded in their trades. The book was released in November 2013.
About “Portraits of the American Craftsman”
Award-winning photographer Tadd Myers spent five years on a cross-country journey to capture images of American craftsmen at work. At a time when the public is growing disenchanted by the disposable items that litter the American landscape, the workers in Tadd’s portraits are still making things by hand; each object they create carries the soul of its maker. Tadd’s beautifully rendered photographs and profiles celebrate the American culture of true craftsmanship, which still thrives in all parts of the country: pipe-makers in Tennessee, piano builders in New York, a carousel workshop in Ohio, guitar makers in Texas, hat makers in Chicago, boat builders in Vermont...
The book project began as a commercial assignment to photograph Texas craftsmen carving various wooden moldings for historic buildings. While working on the project, Tadd began to wonder how many other craftsmen in America were working with their hands that very day. “What started as a personal curiosity soon grew into something that feels much more important—an opportunity to record and preserve this aspect of American culture and tell the story of these remarkable people.”
View Full-color images from the book at: http://www.AmericanCraftsmanProject.com
View Full media packet at: http://www.AmericanCraftsmanProject.com/ACBook_Press_Packet.zip
The book is dedicated to Tadd’s father, “Landis Wilson Myers, a true craftsman himself. He was a woodworker, homebuilder, metalworker, guitar player, printing pressman, baseball player, self-made businessman, and a ‘fixer’ of almost anything. My father loved working with his hands and would have felt a very deep connection to this book.” The book is available on Amazon, at Barnes & Noble, and other selected booksellers.
About Tadd Myers
Tadd Myers is an award-winning photographer based in Dallas, Texas. He specializes in advertising, corporate, and editorial projects around the world.
Tadd discovered photography through his father’s printing company in Houston, Texas where at an early age he began operating a printing press and working in the darkroom. His passion for photography led him to Texas A&M University in Commerce, Texas where he earned a BA in Photography with a minor in Computer Science. This combination of artistry and inquisitiveness is what drives Tadd to always look beyond what is in front of his camera lens, and makes the images he creates so alive with emotion and the feeling there’s a story you want to hear behind each moment captured.
Tadd’s extensive client list includes advertising agencies such as The Richards Group, Arnold World Wide, Young & Rubicam, and companies including MD Anderson, Harvard University, New Balance Shoes, American Airlines, Sears Craftsman, Titleist among many others.
Active in the Dallas creative community, he served a three-year term on the board of directors for the Dallas Society of Visual Communications (DSVC), one of the largest creative organizations in the nation. He taught a photo-illustration course as an adjunct at Texas A&M University - Commerce.
Tadd and his wife, Rebecca, live just outside Dallas in Grapevine, Texas. They have two children, Noah (12) and Annalise (10).
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