A Steam Odyssey
The Railroad Photographs of Victor Hand
By Victor Hand, Don Phillips (Introduction), Jeff Brouws (Afterword).
Cloth with dust jacket, 12x11", 192 glossy pages, b/w photos throughout. 2013.
"Stunning photographs of steam locomotives on all six continents.
"A Steam Odyssey: The Railroad Photographs of Victor Hand is the latest in our celebrated publications on railroad photography. Unlike previous volumes, this book has an international bent: Hand has taken photographs in more than fifty countries over the past fifty-five years. These 162 black-and-white photographs present a sampling of his best work from around the world and show how the railway is a compelling subject no matter the locale. An introduction by well-known transportation reporter and railroad columnist Don Phillips explains how Hand got interested in railways and how his approach to the subject developed; extended captions provide historical context. The book includes an afterword by rail and photography historian Jeff Brouws.
"Victor Hand has traveled the world photographing railways for the past fifty-five years. His work has been published widely in railway periodicals and books. He lives in Bar Harbor, Maine."