Photographs and Text by David Toczko
Foreword by Richard Taylor
Buffalo Trace—Carving the Trail to Great Bourbon is an incredible photographic tribute by David Toczko to one of Kentucky’s historic treasures. Within these beautiful pages, one can take a pictorial walking tour of the oldest continuously operating distillery in America. Released almost two years after beginning the project, David shares more than 250 stunning color images from over 3,000 photographs taken during the course of its production. The book showcases the scenic landscapes found on the 130-acre site, as well as the historic buildings and a behind-the-scenes look at the distillation process.
Located on the banks of the Kentucky River in Frankfort, Kentucky, the Buffalo Trace Distillery has endured floods, fires and even Prohibition in its 200-year history to become one of the premier bourbon brands in the world, and in 2013 was named a National Landmark.
Each book will be a large 9x12-inch, hardbound “coffee-table” volume with more than 200 pages, printed in full-color on durable glossy paper for superior photo reproduction, a lasting testament to the care and quality that goes into creating the Buffalo Trace brands. For those who have already toured the distillery, this book will serve as a source of reflection and fond remembrance of their visit.
The first 500 copies sold during this offer will be individually numbered and personally autographed by the photographer/author.
About The Photographer/Author:
David Toczko is a long-time Kentucky resident and a Western Kentucky University graduate. His interest in photography began in 1985 and has grown from a passionate hobby to a career as a freelance, commercial photographer. His work is internationally published and has been acclaimed for its richness and depth of color, texture and clarity. His artistic vision is to create photographs with both visual and emotional impact. Recent efforts are focused in his signature style of low light/natural light, which adds a dimension not always found in the studio. His first book, Shaker Village of Pleasant Hill: 50th Anniversary of the Restoration, was published in 2010 by Acclaim Press and received an ADDY Award for its design. His second book, The Ambassador of Bourbon: Maker’s Mark and the Rebirth of America’s Native Spirit, was published in 2012 by Acclaim Press and features more than 250 photographs of the Maker’s Mark Distillery and grounds in Loretto, Kentucky, and also received an ADDY Award for book design. His third book, South Union Shaker Village, was released in April 2014.
David is a juried member of the Visual Arts with the Kentucky Arts Council, an Official Kentucky Derby Archive Team Photographer, a Louisville Ballet Archive Photographer, and a member of the Professional Photographers of America. His Shaker photographs and other works have appeared in both national and international magazines, catalogs and publications, including the Shaker Workshops Catalogs. His photographs are exhibited in galleries and shows throughout Kentucky, and have been selected to appear at the Kentucky State Capitol Rotunda, the Senate Office of the Kentucky State Capitol Annex, and the Kentucky First Lady’s Office.