Paul Treuer has been enthralled by Lake Superior since childhood. But when Paul and his wife bought a home overlooking the lake on Park Point, he became a true connoisseur of Superior’s many moods and faces. And he started taking photographs.
The author has gathered together the best of those photographs here, accompanied by brief expressions of the poignancy, joy, and awe they elicit. Taken from roughly the same place over the course of a decade and more, they underscore the remarkable daily and seasonal changes the lake undergoes. Bitter cold, gale-force winds, dancing sunlight, heat meeting sub-zero air, and perfectly calm weather are just a few of the factors that influence the lake’s ever-changing aspect. In the pages of this book, Treuer takes us beyond the picture-postcard views we’re all familiar with, drawing us more deeply into the power, the poetry, and the mystery of the world’s largest lake.
Paul Treuer and his family have made their home in Duluth, Minnesota, a community where Lake Superior is always present, for fifty years. The beauty of the lake captivated him as a youngster, and inspired him as an adult to circumnavigate it by kayak. For the past twelve years Paul and his family have lived on Park Point, where he can watch the lake daily. He has combined his ability to see and feel the subtle beauty of the lake with his photographic and writing skills to tell a compelling story.