Today I received my very own copy of my father's book Afghan Gold. This book has been more than a labor of love for him since he began working on the images in the 1970s. It is amazing to have the real thing in my hands after talking about it as an abstract for so much of my life.
Here he is in the field on our trip to Bamiyan in 2003
Here is a brief preview with some of my favorites.
Better examples can be found at the publisher's website: www.steidl.de
Light and Water was always my favorite for as long as I can remember.
In Kabul we found a bootlegged postcard of Lavender Flowers (on the right)
I bought one, I think I sent it to my sister.