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Austin, Texas: A Photographic Portrait – Book now on Sale!

Two years in the making, the Austin photography book entitled “Austin, Texas: A Photographic Portrait” is on sale now!

While you can read about this 128 page, hardback Austin coffee table book on the About page on this blog, we all know a picture is worth a thousand words.

So, I put together this hands-on video that gives a better feel for what you can expect from the book.

As the video shows, the book is packed full of colorful photos and insightful captions for over 100 landmarks around Austin. Whether you are new to Austin or have lived here your entire life, there’s something for you in its pages.

As I mentioned in the video, you can buy the book online at and

We Austinites all like to “Keep Austin Weird” as well – BookPeople has the book but it’s not in their computer system yet. When you go into the store, you will have to search the Texana/Texas History section manually. When I went in, it was on the far shelf, next to the Texas Nature section next to “Trillin on Texas”. If you head to Barnes and Noble, my book will be in the Texas section (although it’s cheaper to buy online at

If you represent a hotel or corporation that wants to buy at least 5 books, please use the following form to inquire about a bulk order discount.

You can also order individual prints or licence photos from the book at on the photo prints page.

In closing, I would like to thank you to all of the Austinites around town that helped in the making this book about our awesome city! I could not have finished this multi-year project without you.

To stay in touch, please subscribe to this blog for more cool info about Austin and possibly future events related to the book. You can also find me on Twitter @AustinPhotoBook and @supertsai.

Tell all of your friends! Thanks a million!

Update on the Book – Austin, Texas: A Photographic Portrait

Austin Pennybacker Bridge - 360 Cliff View

The photo shoots for the book, Austin, Texas: A Photographic Portrait have concluded and the editing has begun. We have a great editor on loan from the editorial freelancers association, writer, and photographer working together in unison to bring you a book that truly represents Austin. I’m looking at early proofs right now and the book looks awesome!

I can’t stress how excited I am about bringing this book to market. Right now we are targeting March of 2011 for the first printing.

Just to reiterate, the book will be a beautiful 128 page, full color, hardcover book that includes photos from the Austin, Texas are spanning the years between 2008 and 2010.

Rhapsody - East Austin Mosaic Jazz Mural

The book will include landmarks we all know and love such as:
Congress Bridge Bats
University of Texas
Stevie Ray Vaughn Statue
Texas State Capitol
6th Street
Austin Skyline
Cathedral of Junk
Pennybacker Bridge (360 Bridge)
Austin City Limits Music Festival
Zilker Park
Blanton Museum of Art

Thanks for visiting the site and be on the lookout for more updates soon!

Blanton Museum's George Sugarman's sculpture entitled "Two in One" from 1966.