Blue Ridge Dreaming
Blue Ridge Dreaming celebrates the magic and drama of one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the United States. When New York native Mike Poggioli moved to Asheville, North Carolina, he traded in cityscapes for the towering peaks, lush forests, and sparkling rivers of the Blue Ridge Mountains. His moody, dreamy landscapes follow golden light and delicate fog through the changing seasons with his distinctive color palette of oranges and blues.
Home to the country’s two most popular national parks – the Blue Ridge Parkway and Great Smoky Mountains National Park – the Blue Ridge area has fascinated nature lovers for centuries with its beauty. Organized by season, Blue Ridge Dreaming transports you to this gorgeous terrain, featuring photographs taken across the Blue Ridge in North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia, interspersed with quotes and poetry.
Beautifully printed on uncoated paper and featuring a cloth bound spine, Blue Ridge Dreaming will arrive in bookstores in October 2022.
Available for pre-order now and due in stores in late fall 2022.
Originally from just outside New York City, Mike Poggioli came to see photography as a serious creative outlet when he moved to Chicago in 2015 and became enamored by the beauty of the city’s architecture. He then brought his newfound love for cityscapes with him to Cincinnati, Ohio, where he studied clinical psychology. Photography became an opportunity to cultivate mindfulness – a way to see the world with a beginnerʼs mind – in both his personal life and professional practice. It wasn’t until he began a clinical internship in Asheville, North Carolina, that he ventured into landscape photography. During his time there, Mike discovered a passion for capturing the layers of the Blue Ridge Mountains. He has since listened to the call of the mountains by deciding to settle in Asheville.