Nature’s Art and Architecture


For nature is the art of God.
– Thomas Browne

Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA

The greatest cathedral of all is nature itself.
It simultaneously humbles and pulls up giant emotions
that cannot be fully expressed in mere words.
– Rodney Cobb


Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature.
It will never fail you.
– Frank Lloyd Wright

Easter Island, Chile
Taung Kalat, Mt. Popa, Burma
Giant’s Causeway, Ireland

Rain! Whose soft architectural hands have power to cut
stones and chisel to shapes of grandeur the very mountains.
– Henry Ward Beecher


Nature seems to have poured forth her
riches so without calculation,

merely to mark the fullness of her joy.
– Margaret Fuller

Tahiti, French Polynesia, France

The artist and the photographer seek the mysteries
and the adventure of experience in nature.
– Ansel Adams


The day of the sun is like the day of a king. It is a promenade
in the morning, a sitting on the throne at noon,
a pageant in the evening.

– Wallace Stevens

Lhasa, Tibet

Nature’s beauty is a gift that cultivates
appreciation and gratitude.
– Louie Schwartzberg

Le Havre, France
Sahel, Africa

Nature is what we know / Yet have not art to say /
So impotent our wisdom is / To her simplicity.
– Emily Dickinson

Yokohama, Japan

New Book: Steve McCurry:  A Life in Pictures
The selection of photographs includes Steve’s best-known shots and
more than 100 previously unpublished images.  

Italy – Mondadori/Electa

Germany – Knesebeck publishers

 UK  – Laurence King Publishers

US – Laurence King Publishers – November 20

 France,  November 8 – La Martiniere

Also included are personal notes, telegrams and
visual ephemera from his travels and assignments,
all accompanied by his sister’s text.

By Steve McCurry

Steve McCurry has been one of the most iconic voices in contemporary photography for more than thirty years, with scores of magazine and book covers, over a dozen books, and countless exhibitions around the world to his name.

To read more about Steve go to

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