Stone Offerings by Mike Torrey
Machu Picchu's Terraces of Enlightenment

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Over 100 stunning color photographs of Machu Picchu taken at both the June and December solstices by architectural photographer Mike Torrey. With hardly any visitors evident, these photographs appraise the artistry of the man-made celebrating the natural, as well as the mystery of how, why, when this magical place was constructed. Includes a photographic map of site plus points of interest descriptions, and a complete index of photographs. Marie Arana's passionate introduction appears in both English and Spanish and illuminates the inspirational essence of this wonder-of-the-world. Author's Note describes how photographer created images without showing all the visitors.

About Mike Torrey

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Mike Torrey is a Southern California based architectural photographer serving clients at major architectural firms, prestigious hotels and corporations. He has taught photography to architecture students and serves on the board of an architectural lecture series. Marie Arana is editor of "The Washington Post Book World" as well as a feature writer for "The Post". She has served on the board of directors of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists as well as the National Book Critics Circle. She lives in Washington, D.C.
Published May 1, 2009 by Lightpoint Press. 144 pages
Genres: Religion & Spirituality, Arts & Photography, Travel. Non-fiction

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Steps carved from huge rocks, boulders used for the sides of buildings, windows precisely aligned to capture the first rays of the solstice sun, and other amazing features of Peru's Machu Picchu are captured in this collection of Torrey's detailed photographs.

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