Engulfed: A Photographic Celebration of People, Places, and Fish around the Gulf Coast

Engulfed: A Photographic Celebration of People, Places, and Fish around the Gulf Coast

Engulfed: A Photographic Celebration of People, Places, and Fish around the Gulf Coast

David J. Sams’ photographs are sure to evoke powerful positive memories of sunrises, sunsets, fish fought, fish caught and fish lost.  His photography combines a vivid imagination, a lifetime of experience and impassioned determination to capture images that are both inspiring and unique. The text, authored by Doug Pike, has anecdotes about fishing and people set against a backdrop of places around the Gulf Coast. This coffee table book is the perfect gift for the fishermen in your life. 112 pages 9.5” x 12” size

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Reviewed by Bruce Hinkle

I ordered my copy of this book direct from David J. Sams and spoke with him on the phone about this book before I bought it. I was familiar with the works of David J. Sams from his photographs in “Flyfishing the Texas Coast: Back Country Flats to Blue Water” by Chuck Scates and Phil H. Brown. As an avid angler fishing the Texas Gulf Coast almost every weekend and a lifetime of traveling the Gulf Coast from Texas to Biloxi Mississippi to Panama City Beach Florida, this book brings back vivid memories of the beauty of the coast. The brilliant colors and composition of David’s photographs engulf your visual senses creating longings to return to the coast. Photographs of the people, places, and activities of those who reside along the coast bring back memories of some of the more interesting people I have met in my life. The warm, relaxed lifestyle of the Gulf Coast has allowed the creation of a breed of characters not found anywhere else in the US. Whether your passion with the Gulf Coast is fishing, kayaking, sailing, or just sunning yourself, you will find memories captured through the camera lens by David J. Sams. Every picture is bright and vivid. Your dreams will only be limited by your imagination as you view the photos in this book.

 


Reviewed by Jill Bertolet

This book does indeed engulf one in the splendors of the Gulf Coast. Sams’ photographs transport you to the water. I could feel the spray and sea on my face-better I could smell the salt air and I longed to be there. This is the best gift I’ve ever given. My gift recipient complained that because it is so pretty, he went through it too fast! I highly recommend this book as one of the foremost coffee table books in my collection!

 


Reviewed by Frances Hamm

David Sams’ “Engulfed” takes me to the Gulf of Mexico that I love. Each picture brings memories of a time and place where I’ve been in my 35 years of fishing in the Gulf. The pictures are vivid and clear with incredible range of color – truly beautiful. I have each picture memorized and cataloged for future reference! Thanks to the author for providing such a gorgeous tribute to the Gulf of Mexico.

 

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