NEW TRAVEL WRITING BOOK
COMING TO AMERICA
A PHOTOGRAPHERS TALE
The young Swiss photographer Christian Heeb set off for America, together with his girlfriend Regula in 1986. He wants to photograph Indians and discover the wild land of his youthful longing for freedom and adventure. What begins as a daring journey ends in a successful career as a travel photographer in the USA. Known for his images of Indians and American landscapes. he makes friends in Indian country and builds a straw bale eco-home in the rugged High Desert of Oregon. In a word: he becomes an American. His dream of independent living in the wild comes true and opens his eyes to the realities of today’s America
Now, as a prolific photographer, cosmopolitan and globetrotter residing in Oregon and exotic Mexico, he looks back on three decades of adventure. Beginning with the letters to his childhood friend Andy in Switzerland, we gradually witness the evolution of his perspective on America, Switzerland and the world.
Christian Heeb, born in St.Gallen and raised in nearby Abtwil, is one of the most successful Swiss travel photographers. He is the author of over 200 illustrated books and countless calendar and magazine stories. His pictures and stories are distributed and published worldwide.