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The Soul of Kazakhstan is regarded as a primary source on the culture of Kazakhstan.

Documentary photographer Wayne Eastep and his researcher/editor wife Patti worked on the

book for four years. They spent one year

crisscrossing the diverse and spectacular

landscape of Kazakhstan to collect first-hand

information for the book. Traveling from the

Chinese border to Russia and the Siberian border

to Uzbekistan they met and worked with a range

of cultural experts: artists, shamans, writers,

weavers, archeologists, ethnographers, musicians,

and historians. They documented the full range

of the culture, making more than 25,000 photographs. Kazakhstan is the

home of the apple and tulip, the place where people first rode the horse and

women have been chieftesses for over two millennia. Rich design motifs and

vibrant colors define Kazakh style. While the book is sold out, it can be

found on the secondary market. Additional images and information can be

found at www.WayneEastep.com.


As seen in Sarasota Magazine June 2017 Issue:



Eastep Photography Gallery/Studio 1338 Central Avenue Sarasota, Florida 34236

917.675.0640 www.WayneEastep.com

Wayne's images have been exhibited in museums like the Smithsonian/Arthur M. Sackler gallery, Natural History Museum in NY, Mingei International Museum in San Diego, and the Kuwait National Museum. His photographs are in permanent corporate and private collections His documentary assignments have taken him to 125 + countries. National Geographic commissioned him to profile Japan as seen though the art and culture of Kyoto. His book The Soul of Kazakhstan is regarded by scholars as one of the most accurate studies of Kazakh worldview and culture. The Living Seas is a book of underwater photography and the official book for the aquarium at EPCOT. Smithsonian magazine commissioned him to photograph the first and most extensive study of archeology in Saudi Arabia. For National Geographic Explorer he produced a film about the King’s Camel race, a 12 mile competition between 1,400 camels. For thirty years he has studied the Al Murrah, a nomadic tribe with an unbroken blood line dating to the earliest records of history. Wayne and his wife Patti lived as nomads with the Al Murrah to create the award winning book BEDOUIN. The signature of Wayne's images is a strong graphic style with a narrative treatment. His images go beyond the representational to express the essence of the subject.