In Color has published a second coffee table book to compliment our 2013 publication about Santa Barbara's annual Old Spanish Days - Fiesta celebration. This book has the same measurements and page count as Fiesta, and will be ready for purchase in June, 2015.
Featuring the photography and design of In Color principal, A. Arthur Fisher, this book incorporates 13 years of Summer Solstice Celebration photography, and it includes chapters about each aspect of the event: float building, pre-parade preparations, the widely-cherished parade and the events at Alameda Park. The book's text is written by Santa Barbara native, Jenna Tico, and the foreword was provided by the Summer Solstice Celebration organization. Combined with Fiesta, this pair make a complete set of the two largest annual, summer celebrations in the county.
In Color and the Santa Barbara Bowl have completed our three-year project to produce a large timeline of all the concerts that have taken place at the Bowl since they began hosting such performances in 1978.
The project began as an idea by Art Fisher, house photographer for the Bowl, which has dozens of historic concert photos backstage. The location of this amazing photography is odd since it is only visible to the performing artists and backstage personnel but not to the patrons who come to see the concerts. The project was conceived to bring some of these historic images into pubic light, where the patrons can enjoy them.
As the idea of the project matured, we decided to add a list of all the performances. The layout as suggested by Mr. Fisher was to span four 40x60 inch metal panels. The background would be a photo of the crowd and venue during a sold-out show, and it would span all four panels. Then each panel would have two columns, listing shows on each vertical edge, and an array of photos from select shows listed therein.
The project is now complete and installed and documents over 700 concerts from 1978 through 2011 with over 70 photos.
We started this project in late 2009 and finally installed it this year in mid August. The entire project was produced by In Color and funded by The Brittingham Family Foundation. Be sure to check it out in the public hallway tunnel that goes under the stage. The project is located between the men's and women's restrooms.
Fiesta. The Celebration of Old Spanish Days, Santa Barbara, California, has been an anual tradition since 1924. Photographer, A. Arthur Fisher, has been shooting Fiesta for eleven years now, and together with In Color they will publish his long-awaited, coffee table book on the subject. The book is officially sanctioned by Old Spanish Days, a 501(c)(3), who will be retailing the book among other sources.
This 12" x 12" book is quite substantal, amassing 680 high-quality photographs over 240 pages. The hardcover book is in the final stages of production now, and it should be available for by mid November, 2012.
The book is currently seeking a single sponsor; please contact, Jim Youngson, who is also the book's editor.
Please contact us with wholesale or distribution inquiries.
ISBN 978-0-615-60860. $59.95 USD
In Color principal, A Arthur Fisher, has been named the senior photographer for Santa Barbara's favorite outdoor venue, the Santa Barbara Bowl. Though Mr. Fisher has been shooting the venue and its events for over eight years now, his position there has been escalated to replace the amazingly talented, Larry Mills, who shot at there for over a decade.
Mr. Fisher is very excited about his new position.