Our Ojai - 12" x 12" Hardcoverojai2
We asked 15 leading photographers to pick the best images they’ve taken of the Ojai Valley. The result is Our Ojai – a new book picturing the valley as it is today, contrasted in places with very special historic shots. Partnering with the images are the words of 25 Ojai Valley luminaries from past to present – Charles Nordhoff, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Beatrice Wood, and, in a brilliant Introduction, the legendary screenwriter Mark Frost, to name a few. Our Ojai falls into sections that, together, capture the scenery and sociology of the valley: Community, Landscape, Water, Flora, Fauna, and The Unexpected. (What am I looking at? Did I really just see that?) We also include a few photos to portray the real-life environmental struggles the community has endured. What if freeways had been built through the valley? What if Lake Casitas today featured a city or a uranium mine? Our Ojai is a perfect book to own, and ideal for giving. It captures the valley as a unique place with its own very unique community.
Hardcover. 12" x 12"