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 just published City Nature, a coffee table book that features the best of her nature photography. Learn more about City Nature.
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 Rationale: Amidst ongoing news of water scarcity in the western United States, I see an opportunity. For nearly 20 years, I have been transforming my central Tucson home into an urban oasis. The secret to my success: Water harvesting. The Book: In my new…
While I was designing my book, I also was dreaming of Press Day. On that magical day, presses would roll, and, a few hours later, large stacks of paper would result. Those stacks of paper would then be bound into finished copies of City Nature.…