Exploring Eclectic Perspectives in Images and Words
Martha Retallick is a Tucson-based documentary photographer and journalist.
She’s drawn to documentation projects that feature people in action. They’re building and renovating houses, creating or improving landscapes, and making and fixing things. Or they’re celebrating life passages like weddings, exhibiting vintage cars, competing in bicycle races, or just pedaling around town.
In addition to documentation, Martha enjoys photographing nature. She’s currently working on a book that features the best of her nature photography. You can track the book’s progress by subscribing to her monthly newsletter.
A Whole Earth Catalog for our time, this book addresses all the important things: food, water, cookies, flowers, bees, and bicycles. Part practical guide, part personal diary, many parts gorgeous coffee table book, City Nature is for anyone looking to learn how to be a better steward of one’s own backyard, as well as a visual celebration of what grows from dirt when we take the time to nurture it. A must for the preservation of our dwindling resources, presented with positivity and clear instructions!
From construction project documentation to weather monitoring, nature photography to language learning, and engineering research to low-cost landscaping, Martha Retallick’s diverse interests are on display here.
The year 2022 marks my 11th year of shooting the final mile of El Tour de Tucson. And Saturday, November 19 was one of those cloudless, sunny days for which our city is famous. From my vantage point, it wasn’t clear who the 102-mile race…
It took six weeks and a day, but I got it done! Hooray! And what is this “it” that I’m talking about? It’s the design of my book about nature in the city, and I finished it up to the point where the index will…