That Tree: An IPhone Photo Journal Documenting a Year in the Life of a Lonely Bur Oak

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Press Syndication Group, 2013 - Nature - 192 pages
(As seen on CBS News Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood) Trees resonate deeply in the souls of millions of people. A lonely bur oak in the middle of a southwest Wisconsin cornfield spoke to photographer Mark Hirsch. That Tree spoke of hidden beauty and hope. It spoke of patience and dedication. It even gave him personal healing he wasn't aware he needed. Thus every day for the next year Hirsch would quietly attempt to coax the stories from That Tree. Hirsch, after purchasing his first iPhone, scoffed at the idea that a professional photographer would find the camera inside his new phone interesting in any way. A good friend goaded him into trying it and one day in the middle of a January snow storm Hirsch took his first picture of That Tree. He'd driven past That Tree every day for 19 years and never took a picture. That would change. Now a passionate Facebook following of 33,000+ people look for Hirsch's daily picture of That Tree and countless media outlets have featured Hirsch's story including NPR, NBC News, Le Monde, The Guardian, Sierra Club, Chicago Tribune, Denver Post, San Francisco Chronicle, and many more. That Tree is hardcover, 192 pages, measuring 10x10 inches and is published by Press Syndication Group. 2013.

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