Ian Adams is a freelance photographer, writer, and educator specializing in natural, historical, rural, and garden landscapes of Ohio. More than 7,000 of his photographs have been published in books, calendars, posters, magazines, and other publications. He has published 22 photography books, including A Photographer’s Guide to Ohio: Volumes 1 & 2 (Ohio University Press), Our First Family’s Home: The Ohio Governor’s Residence & Heritage Garden (Ohio University Press), and The Art of Garden Photography (Timber Press).
Barney Taxel moved to Cleveland from New York City in 1967. He is an award-winning commercial and fine art photographer and a teacher of photography. His work is exhibited and reproduced frequently in regional publications and the New York Times. Taxel has several books to his credit, including Stan Hywet Hall and Gardens, Cleveland: Continuing the Renaissance, The Science of Music as Medicine, andCleveland's West Side Market: 100 Years & Still Cooking.
Steve Love is failing retirement by continuing to write after more than thirty-five years as a journalist. He is the author or coauthor of four books, including Wheels of Fortune: The Story of Rubber in Akron. He also has taught the Writing Biography class in Hiram’s Weekend College, where he received his master’s degree interdisciplinary studies when he was in his sixties. He lives in Green with his wife, Jackie, and their literary cat—Harper-Lee.