Sunday, August 21, 2016

Proposal for Paul Chaplo's new Amarillo Flights book accepted by Texas A&M University Press

Palo Duro Canyon helicopter mission ©2016 Paul Chaplo
How delightful to have TAMU Press invite me to do a second book of fine art aerial photography! The working title of the new book is "Amarillo Flights: Aerial Views of the Llano Estacado" by Paul Chaplo. Now we turn our airborne lens toward the Llano Estacado region of Texas in a far-ranging visual adventure to capture the many moods and textures of this amazing land! The vermillion-colored caprock canyons, Canadian River, salt lakes, breaks, and historic sites beckon to explore this land of wind and sun. Meanwhile our book Marfa Flights is available from the press bookstore, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookseller: http://www.tamupress.com/product/Marfa-Flights,7882.aspx

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

My Next Book: "Amarillo Flights: Aerial Views of Llano Estacado Country"

Waiting to fly behind the clearing storm on the Llano Estacado for my next book "Amarillo Flights: Aerial Views of Llano Estacado Country," which will be published by Texas A&M University Press.

Saturday, May 7, 2016

Paul Chaplo Presents "Marfa Flights" at West Texas Historical Association in Abilene!

Dr. Glen Ely (right) and Paul Chaplo at WTHA 2016
 
It was a pleasure to present to an overflow audience at WTHA Annual Conference 2016 thanks to our popular session titled "Trails and Roads Across Texas." We were honored to have our session chaired by Glen Ely.

My co-presenters Sylvia Mahoney and Barbara Brannon shared information-packed exciting papers about famous Texas trails and roads. Then I shared aerial photographs and historical information about the scenes from Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country my book published by Texas A&M University Press.

WTHA provided a unique opportunity to sit down and talk with Glen Ely the author of “The Texas Frontier and the Butterfield Overland Mail, 1858–1861" (University of Oklahoma Press). Glen spent 25 years researching the stagecoach trail and locating tracks, ruins, and artifacts in the field. Here we are looking at topographic maps on my iPad and scoping-out the old stagecoach trail in the area of my upcoming new book Amarillo Flights: Aerial Views of Llano Estacado Country to be published by Texas A&M University Press. I can't wait to see what old tracks may be visible from the air! More soon...

The book
Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country is available from TAMU Press:
http://www.tamupress.com/product/Marfa-Flights,7882.aspx

and Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Marfa-Flights-University-Southwestern-Humanities/dp/1623491681

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Paul Chaplo now offers air to air photography in Dallas Texas


Paul Chaplo, the author of Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country is now offering air-to-air photography. This new service captures aircraft in-flight by photographing from another aircraft flying in formation. "My love for aviation and the beauty of aircraft in flight makes this aspect of my business most exciting" says Chaplo. Paul has flying in his blood and  was raised in a USAF family and is the son of a highly-decorated USAF combat and test pilot. Paul earned a Master of Fine Arts degree from Rochester Institute of Technology. His book Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country was published by Texas A&M University Press in 2014. Currently, Chaplo is working on his second book Amarillo Flights (working title) that will also be published by TAMU Press, College Station, TX.
Paul Chaplo ph: 972-898-6969
email: paulchaplo@gmail.com

Thursday, March 12, 2015

"Marfa Flights" book session at Texas State Historical Association in Corpus Christ!

The "Marfa Flights" Team at TSHA 2015
(left to right) Lawrence "Larry" Francell, T. Lindsay Baker, and Paul Chaplo

(Corpus Christi) Surrounded by a true "Dream Team" for my first appearance at the Texas State Historical Association annual meeting in Corpus Christi. (In group pic, left to right) Lawrence "Larry" Francell, T. Lindsay Baker, and me just after we completed our session "Marfa Flights" based on my book from Texas A&M University Press. Dr. Baker presided over the session as both Chair and Commentator, while Larry presented his paper titled "Writing in the Air from on the Ground" which addressed the changing land in the Big Bend country of Texas, photography as art and document, and aviation in Big Bend. I presented my heavily illustrated paper "Photographing Big Bend from a Cessna," with stories and history from the book along with anecdotes from "the making of" the photographs in the book. Thanks to Dr. Baker and Mr. Francell for making the session a great success!


The well-attended "Marfa Flights" session at TSHA 2015 

Well-attended "Marfa Flights" session at TSHA 2015. Here I am giving a talk with lots of pictures, of course! Nice to see Ron Tyler in the audience as I appreciate his writing during his work as former director of the Amon Carter Museum.

 Paul Chaplo, author of "Marfa Flights" presenting at the
Texas State Historical Association 2015

Paul Chaplo at the podium presenting his paper "Photographing Big Bend from a Cessna," which was accompanied by numerous color photographs in a PowerPoint presentation. The paper and session are based on the book Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country from Texas A&M University Press. Find the book on Amazon, or better yet, support TAMU Press by purchasing the book directly from Texas A&M University Press here: http://www.tamupress.com/product/Marfa-Flights,7882.aspx

The Marfa Flights traveling exhibition is now available for qualified museums. A prospectus is available.

Bio: 

Paul Chaplo holds a Master of Fine Arts in Photography degree from the renowned Rochester Institute of Technology. His book "Marfa Flights" is packed full of Texas-sized aerial photographs of the Big Bend country taken during perilous flights over the backcountry of this remarkable part of the Texas borderlands. Chaplo is a commercial architectural and aerial photographer based near Dallas. He also does archival HABS - HAER - HALS type large format archival film photography.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Paul Chaplo's "Marfa Flights" Session at the Texas State Historical Association Annual Meeting

 Paul Chaplo with his faithful Sheltie "MacKenzie"
 
Do you love Texas History and fine art landscape photography? Wonder how the Chisos Mountains look from the air or the topography that surrounds the Presidio San Vicente site? Join us for en exciting session at the Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) Annual Meeting in Corpus Christi, Texas on March 5-7. My session, "Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country" is scheduled for Thursday, March 5 at 3:30 pm in the Nueces A ballroom. The two-paper session will features T. Lindsay Baker (W.K. Gordon Endowed Chair in Texas History) presiding as chair and commentator, and Larry Francell (who wrote the introduction to my book) co-presenting a second paper titled "Writing in the Air from on the Ground," while I present "Marfa Flights: Photographing Big Bend from a Cessna." It is an honor to be presenting a session in collaboration with Dr. Baker and Mr. Francell. If you love Texas history this is a must-see!
https://tshasecurepay.com/annual-meeting/

Be sure to stop by the Texas A&M University exhibit where I will be greeting visitors and  signing books!

The book "Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country" is published by Texas A&M University Press (College Station) and available from TAMU Press, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and your local bookseller. Here is the link to the Texas A&M Univ. Press website for purchasing the Marfa Flights book: http://www.tamupress.com/product/Marfa-Flights,7882.aspx

Thursday, November 20, 2014



REVIEW OF MARFA FLIGHTS
"These stunning images of one of the most sparsely populated and least visited regions of North America are not your typical coffee table book pretty pictures. In Marfa Flights: Aerial Views of Big Bend Country, Paul Chaplo, a classically trained visual artist who also happens to be a professional photographer, found and composed out of this swirlingly violent and bone-dry landscape something wondrous and haunting. Photographed from a single engine airplane, at various times of day, the land and sky and jewel-like ribbons of water come alive with form, muscle, and color.”

— C.M. Mayo, author of Miraculous Air: Journey of a Thousand Miles through Baja California


AUTHOR/PHOTOGRAPHER: PAUL CHAPLO
PUBLISHER: TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY PRESS
Read more and order the book: http://www.tamupress.com/product/Marfa-Flights,7882.aspx