With the 1990 publication of Stay This Moment, Sam Abell entered the hallowed ground of fine art publishing. Stay This Moment accompanied the retrospective exhibit at the International Center for Photography. Long out of print, it has become a deeply cherished treasure for many photographers.
Seeing Gardens was Sam's next book, published in 2000. It is a personal story of seeking and seeing gardens while on assignment around the world. Then came his seminal book, The Photographic Life. Autobiographical material coupled with best-loved photographs of a storied career offer a deeply personal view of Sam's photographic philosophy. Just published, The Life of a Photograph completes the trilogy begun with Seeing Gardens. Photographs in series offer lessons to all photographers on setting the scene, composing, and waiting.