Stone Offerings

Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment

  • Author: Mike Torrey
  • Introduction: Marie Arana, author of Lima Nights & Bolivar
  • Dimensions: 10.75" x 11.75" (27.3cm x 29.8 cm)
  • Pages: 144
  • Color Photographs: 107
  • Languages: English and Spanish* (*Introduction & Author's Note only)
  • Publisher: Lightpoint Press
  • Published: May, 2009
  • Retail Price: $40.00
  • Photography Dates: June & December Solstices, 2007 (seven days)
  • Awards: Best Arts Book - Benjamin Franklin Award, 2010
Our fascination with Mach Picchu lies in its interlocking pieces: mist wrapped around jungle peaks, stone fit perfectly against stone, and the holy wrought up with the natural world. Torrey’s photographs develop this dynamic with subtle crenellations of light and shadow, rock and sky. The pages of Stone Offerings flow like an Incan pathway, images splicing together this most evocative of ancient wonders.
— Ethan Todras-Whitehill, travel writer