fine photography books & prints

About Us

Quiet Light Publishing specializes in offering fine art photographic books, archival fine art prints and photographic works of extraordinary quality. In this fast paced world of instant images, digital books, fast food, and text messages, we still believe there is nothing better than settling down with an extraordinary book. We offer works from photographers with exceptional vision and wonderful story telling abilities. Their books are the kind you will linger over, turning each page slowly as you see the world through their eyes. They each tell a story about a time and place and the human spirit. Each stands on its own as a chronicle for the ages.

Whether you are impassioned by photography or inspired by the subjects of these books we know you will enjoy coming back to them again and again, savoring the images and stories they tell.

Quiet Light Publishing has been honored with over two dozen books awards for design, printing and photography. It is this honor we strive to live up to each day.

We are proud to have established Quiet Light Publishing as one of the premier publishers of fine art photographic works which include archival-quality prints and photographic books of extraordinary quality.

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Awards

2010 USA Book News Awards

Best Nature Photography Book

Gold Medal

2006 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards

Best Nature Book

Silver Medal

2011 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards

Best Cover Design - Large Format Books

Gold Medal

2006 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards

Best Coffee Table Book

Silver Medal

2011 Best Book Awards

Best Book

Finalist

2005 Independent Book Publishers Association IPPY Awards

Photography Book of The Year

Finalist

2010 Eric Hoffer Book Awards

Best Art, Photography & Coffee Table Book

Silver Medal

2011 International Book Awards

Photography Book - People

Gold Medal

2007 Eric Hoffer Book Awards

Best Self-Published Book

Gold Medal

2010 Foreward Magazine Book of the Year Awards

Best Photography Book

Finalist

2005 54th Annual Chicago Book Clinic Awards

Book Clinic Award

Honorable Mention

2010 Benjamin Franklin Book Awards

Best Cover Design - Large Format Books

Gold Medal

2005 International Photographic Awards / The Lucie Awards

Nature Book of the Year

Silver Medal

2005 Printing Industries of America/Graphic Arts Technical Foundation

Premier Print Award

Certificate of Merit

2010 Eric Hoffer Book Awards

Grand Prize for Best Bool

Finalist

2011 Association of Partners for Public Lands

Non-Partner Published Works

Gold Medal

2006 Sappi Paper Printing Awards

Print Award

Silver Medal

2011 International Book Awards

Photography Book - Nature

Gold Medal

What People are Saying

About Their Love of Music

"It was an honor to be a part of the project. Thank you very much!"

- Genevieve Schatz

Musician

About Lewis & Clark Trail

"A serene and beautiful book!"

- Sylvia Perez

WLS-TV

About Their Love of Music

"I starting looking at the PDF of the book online last night, intending to just get a taste of it, and wound up going through all of it. It just pulls you in. The portraits are exceptional. There are quite a few artists I did not know. The photos and quotes make me curious to hear their music, too. Which is as it should be. Congratulations to Steve on an extremely impressive effort. I'll have to get me one."

- Dan Phillips

Home of the Groove

About the Great Smoky Mountains Book

"This is the finest coffee table book we've ever seen on the Great Smokies! Park employees are buying it as gifts."

- Curt

Great Smoky Mountains N.P.

About Their Love of Music

"Honored to be a part of it!"

- Grant Tye

Musician

About Lewis & Clark Trail

"This is one of the best books on the trail. Richard's photography makes you feel like you are right on the trail with Lewis & Clark!"

- Laurie Heupel

Interpretive Specialist Lewis & Clark National Historic Trail

About Lewis & Clark Trail

"Nobody else has done this book...A fabulous and beautiful book about photography & history."

- Janet Davies

ABC News

About Their Love of Music

"It's a real honor to have been included in this beautiful collection"

- Natalia Zuckerman

Musician

About Their Love of Music

"This book is fantastic, such a wide variety of artists, very nice"

- Norm Winer

Program Director WXRT

About Lewis & Clark Trail

"This book is absolutely gorgeous!"

- Elizabeth Bracken

PBS

About Their Love of Music

"It is unlike anything I've ever seen and what I love about it is the fact that the portraits are just that...not on stage, not 'action' shots. And I also really like the fact that there are plenty of people I know and plenty of people I don't"

- Terry Stewart

President and CEO of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum

About Their Love of Music

"I can't wait to bring it home and read it"

- John Farneda

Music Director WXRT

About the Great Smoky Mountains Book

"An amazing anthology of beautiful images"

- Janet Davies

ABC News

About Lewis & Clark Trail

"Richard Mack's ember photograph of the Missouri River at twilight gently moves off the page into your soul. I've never been absorbed by a photograph in a coffee table travel book as much as this spiritual picture in The Lewis & Clark Trail: American Landscapes."

- Dave Hoekstra

Chicago Suntimes

About Their Love of Music

"I agreed to write the foreword for Steve's book based on conversation and seeing some sample pictures from the concept. Having returned to my office to find a copy last week, my reaction was that it is amazing work and he should be proud! I'm very pleased to be a part of the project."

- Lester Holt

NBC Weekend Today Show anchor and author of the Foreword

About Their Love of Music

"...such an honor to be a part of it."

- Eric Slick

Musician

About the Great Smoky Mountains Book

"As the name of his company, Quiet Light Publishing, suggests, these are photos that are serene, calming and photographed in beautiful, sometimes subtle light. One doesn't always shout "Wow!" with the exclamation mark immediately because of that innate quietness, but one might whisper a muted "wow" after soaking up a beauty like Sunrise, Newfound Gap, November 2008 or the gorgeous black and white, Cosby Creek, May 2006."

- Steve Begnoche

Managing Editor Ludington Daily News

About Lewis & Clark Trail

"The scenes of fields, water, rocks, reflections and landscapes large and details small are mostly unpeopled and echo with what Lewis and Clark might have seen in their day. This is not a book to consume in one sitting. I found it best enjoyed and best contemplated in short segments."

- Steve Benoche

Managing Editor Ludington Daily News

About Their Love of Music

"...a very special project!"

- G.S.

Ohio

About Lewis & Clark Trail

"This may be the most beautiful of the many Lewis and Clark coffee table books published over the past few years. If you've ever wondered what it must have been like to be with Lewis and Clark on their monumental journey, looking at Mack's beautifully rendered images is as close as you could ever get."

- Tom Dickson

Editor, Montana Outdoors Magazine

About Lewis & Clark Trail

"The land as the captains viewed it... This handsome book's price tag reflects its exceptional production values."

- Jim Merrit

Editor, We Proceeded On Magazine
The Lewis & Clark Heritage Foundation

About Lewis & Clark Trail

"The Lewis and Clark Trail: American Landscapes is a 256-page full-color slab of a book. It's a rapturous representation of the American landscape, seen both in grand wide-angle vistas and in the surfaces of wildflowers and water. It's a book that John Muir would've liked."

- Nicholas Day

The Chicago Reader

About Their Love of Music

"I'm so proud to be a part of this project, and will support it vigorously."

- Luke Sayers

Musician

About Their Love of Music

"Love the book....really found it to be wonderfully edited and covers many journeymen as well as established Chicago/scene musicians. I applaud you for finding the guys and gals that do not get the press or presence as a Corgan/Tweedy these days. They get the short end of the press and photo ops, but are essential to all bands and music communities."

- Joe Shanahan

Founder/Owner, Metro and Smart Bar

About Their Love of Music

"This is a great book and I am so proud to be included in it! I can't wait to see it!"

- Susan Tedeschi

Musician

About Lewis & Clark Trail

"A Beautiful book of photographs of the Lewis and Clark trail."

- Gary Moulton

Editor, The Journals of Lewis & Clark University of Nebraska

About the Great Smoky Mountains Book

"Richard has a sensitivity for light that's pretty rare. He can coax a richness out of landscapes and low light conditions that you don't see other photographers experiment with. His photographs have an emotional depth that is superior to a lot of other work. It's the best large format photography book we've ever been able to offer our visitors."

- Steve Kemp

Interpretive Products and Services Director
Great Smoky Mountains Association

About the Great Smoky Mountains Book

"Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Thirty Years of American Landscapes is all Mack's vision of the national park, which is a treasure worth preserving."

- J.T. Morand

Pioneer Press

About Their Love of Music

"Wow! You weren't kidding that is an awesome spread. And I don't even recognize maybe as many as half of those names. But it makes me want to know them just based on how many I did know. Dave Mason...awesome! Dave Brubeck...even awesomer! I loved seeing Nicholas Tremulus, Shemekia Copeland and all the other Chicago talent. Very cool guys!"

- M.S.

Chicago

About the Great Smoky Mountains Book

"A beautiful and serene book"

- Sylvia Perez

ABC News

About Their Love of Music

"Steve - From what I see online the book looks outstanding - flattered to be in such company"

- Ollie O'Shea

Musician

About the Great Smoky Mountains Book

"I took some peaceful... thoughtful time with your book. Beyond the exquisite technical execution there is a profoundly sensitive eye... that is quite revealing of your self... and at the same time revealing you as a natural extension of the observation. To be able to reveal yourself to the world through the visual poetry of your craft is a beautiful and dare I say rare gift. I was...awed. "

- Jenni McClick

Manager Barnes & Noble

About Their Love of Music

"The pictures are unbelievable, so crisp... it will be on everybody's coffee table after the holiday season"

- Lin Brehmer

WXRT