Peggy Ferris Photographs
Photographed by Peggy Ferris
Edited by Omer Kursat

ISBN 978-1-944521-06-6. 114 pages, 6'' x 6'', $17.95

Coming soon in November 2018

The story of this collection of photographs started at a garage sale upon acquiring a rusted tin box containing black & white medium-format negatives. They belonged to a Peggy Ferris, a journalist and a photographer who started her career in California and eventually journeyed to and settled in Honolulu, Hawai'i. After Ferris’s death, the negatives were inherited by her cousin, who some years later placed them in a garage sale in Honolulu. 
The tin box was a treasure chest full of visually captivating images from a bygone era, that unleashed a dormant stream of magical, fossilized memories. What might have been lost forever was thankfully captured on film by Ferris, a highly gifted yet unknown photographer with a tremendously keen eye.  
The photographs depict historical scenes at locations in Santa Clara County, such as Austin Corners, Angel’s Camp, Alma College and Aldercroft Heights, along with some additional views in Honolulu, Hawai'i, as well as portraits of a broad range of subjects including Ferris herself, all of which are included in the first part of this book. The second part of the book includes a set of particularly fascinating images that portray members of a theater troupe formed by Stanford graduates, named Roadrunner Productions.