Through the Lens

Ludington-based photographer Todd Reed is commemorating a half century of photographing the Great Lakes State with a new book, “Todd Reed: 50 Years of Seeing Michigan Through A Lens.”
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"Todd Reed: 50 Years of Seeing Michigan Through a Lens," explores the beauty of Michigan through the eyes of photographer Todd Reed. // Courtesy of toddandbradreed.com
“Todd Reed: 50 Years of Seeing Michigan Through a Lens,” explores the beauty of Michigan through the eyes of photographer Todd Reed. // Courtesy of toddandbradreed.com

Ludington-based photographer Todd Reed is commemorating a half century of photographing the Great Lakes State with a new book, “Todd Reed: 50 Years of Seeing Michigan Through A Lens.”

This 384-page photography art book was released this past summer and explores Michigan’s beauty through Reed’s eyes, highlighting many aspects of his life. It includes images from his multiple decades at both the Ludington Daily News and the U.S. Coast Guard, many of Reed’s best-selling images with new stories behind them, and 67 never-seen images from 2020, his 50th year behind the camera.

Among the images featured in the book are lighthouses, Great Lakes shorelines, inland lakes and rivers, the Upper Peninsula, and ships and boats. Reed estimates that he’s taken more than 1 million photographs in his lifetime.

Reed, who owns a photography business (Todd and Brad Reed Photography) and gallery in Ludington with his son, Brad, has published other books, including “Ludington Point to Point,” “Lake Michigan Point to Point,” “Ludington State Park: Queen of the North,” “Michigan: Wednesdays in the Mitten,” “Tuesdays with Todd & Brad Reed: A Michigan Tribute,” “Take Time for Joy,” and “365: A Year in the Photographic Lives of Todd and Brad Reed.”

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