Meet The Author
All In A Day's Work by Daniel Way M.D.
Native Author Documents Adirondack Life
"A native of
Glens Falls, I have been practicing Family Medicine in the
southeastern quadrant of the Adirondack Park for the past twenty three years, primarily out of
North Creek and Indian Lake
. When I began working for Hudson Headwaters Health Network in 1981,
I realized two dreams at once- the opportunity to both practice rural medicine
in and photograph the Adirondacks. For the past
41 years I have been pursuing my passion for color photography, and have had
some success in recent years with my medium-format photography of Adirondack landscapes and people.
I hope you will
explore this resource, which will introduce you to my photography and the
culmination of fifteen years work, my new book All in a Day’s Work: Scenes
and Stories from an Adirondack Medical Practice.
For those who are
interested in ordering original photographic prints or using my photographs for
commercial, artistic and other purposes, you can contact me via email here."
- Daniel Way M.D.
1987 I have been photographing my patients, primarily the adult residents of the
Adirondacks that I have come to know on very personal terms. They
are from all walks of life and every socioeconomic level, but they are all my
patients. I have been able to recruit these people for this project on the
basis of the strength of our mutual trust and respect, something a professional
photographer could never accomplish. Furthermore, I have written detailed
vignettes about each person, which allows the reader to learn a great deal about
the subjects in each photograph. Some stories are funny, some are sad, some are
astonishing, but all of them are true and real
Within the pages of All In A
Day’s Work are images and stories that evoke every emotion and feeling. The
detail of the text and photographs, as well as the juxtaposition of landscapes
with portraits draws the reader into the book so completely that you will feel
drawn into this world. The introductory text includes autobiographical
information as well as essays about the different challenges of photographing
landscapes and patients and why my photography helps me to cope with the stress
of a modern medical practice. It will give the reader a level of understanding
of what it has been like for me to pursue a busy full-time rural Adirondack medical practice, while also photographing it,
in an intimate and personal way. I hope you will see for yourself!
The book has been co-published by
Syracuse University Press and the North Creek Railway Depot Preservation
Association in June of 2004 in a limited first edition of 1500 copies." -
Daniel Way M.D.
ORDER FROM AMAZON
PO Box 719
Indian Lake, NY 12842
Published by: Capital Celtic Network
Year Written: 2004