Western New York abounds with natural beauty. In his book, renowned photographer and author David Lawrence Reade presents over 130 of his best images, selected from over twenty years of local photography. Also included is a dozen personal adventure stories he experienced while exploring the region.

A unique bonus is the ‘Wild Guide’, a collection of  Reade’s favorite natural places in the region. Provided for each destination is descriptive information and features, the location, website links and enough personal observations and insights to entice you to discover these gems for yourself. 


The Buffalo News: “David Reade has outdone himself with his newest book about the Niagara Frontier. Reade is not only a professional photographer but a fine writer: his essays nicely compliment the more than 130 pictures that make up this excellent and remarkably inexpensive book.”

Niagara Falls Gazette: “David Lawrence Reade’s “Western New York Wild” is the surest cure for cabin fever you can get without a prescription. It’s probably about two-thirds pictures, breathtakingly reproduced with an understandable emphasis on autumn, but his yarns are things of beauty with equal standing.

Rochester Democrat & Chronicle: “... you can pick up one of Reade’s inspirational, informative, keepsake-quality books that detail the natural wonders of our region. His latest, Western New York Wild, includes more than 130 of Reade’s best photographs, a natural history and geography overview, a collection of adventure stories and a detailed look at Reade’s favorite outdoor haunts he labels “Favorite Escapes.”   

Book Details

    Paperback: 112 full-color pages
    Dimensions: 11.25” x 8.5”
    Price: $19.95
Special Features:

  • Over 130 stunning images; this is Reade’s ‘best of Western New York’ collection selected from over twenty years of photography
  • Contains a ‘Wild Guide’ to the author’s favorite natural places in the region
  • Includes a summary of the area’s natural history, geography and other fascinating info
  • An intriguing selection of David's personal adventure stories

Buy this book if: You take pride in and enjoy the rich natural splendor of our area or as a gift for someone who does. Makes a great coffee table, reception area or waiting room conversation piece.

Credits: Text, photography, design, layout and concept by David Lawrence Reade
Publishers:  David Lawrence Reade and Western New York Wares
Distribution: Western New York Wares
ISBN: 978-1-879201-58-3