Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Bargaining for Eden

A good friend who is also a phenomenal photographer and writer, Stephen Trimble, is releasing his latest book next week. This book will be of interest to many readers of this blog; it deals with the conflict between the development and preservation of beautiful open spaces. It explores the expansion of Snowbasin ski resort by Earl Holding, one of the richest men in America, and Stephen's simultaneous development of his own smaller parcel of Eden, near Torrey, Utah.

As Stephen puts it:

As a lifelong environmentalist, I still hold my beliefs fiercely. But in telling Earl’s story and in confronting my new identity as a property owner, I’ve found cracks in the armor of my assumptions. I have been startled. I have been horrified.

On some levels, I am Earl—we all are Earl.

A celebratory event in connection with the book release will be held at the Main Branch of the Salt Lake City Library on July 10, at 7:00 p.m. More information on the book can be found at this page.