Book Launch Party for “Ulster County – Discovering Home (A Photographic Exploration by John Fischer)”

Date(s) - 09/15/2018
12:00 pm-6:00 pm

Keegan Ales


Photographer John Fischer will celebrate the release of his first book, titled “Ulster County – Discovering Home (A Photographic Exploration by John Fischer)” this Saturday, September 15th, with a book launch party at Keegan Ales.

The book launch event will be from 12:00 – 6:00 p.m. John will sell and sign books, chatting with fans and customers in a fun open house style environment. This also kicks off several weeks of John’s photos decorating the walls of Keegan Ales. The 15th is also John’s 40th birthday, and he is excited to spend it that way.

The book will be available online as well starting on September 15, at . Plus, John will be selling it around the region at other events for the foreseeable future.

John Fischer is an Ulster County Native who moved away for many years, but came back as an adult to photograph the area for a few months in 2012. After that, he continued to return to the area, and he now calls Ulster County home again. “Ulster County – Discovering Home” includes photos of many people and places that he has found in Ulster County and writings about finding home again. The book is meant to connect with locals, former residents who still think of Ulster County as home, and visitors to the area hoping to learn more about Ulster County.

“Ulster County – Discovering Home” is a coffee table-style book. It is hard cover, full color, 198 pages, and 9”x12”.  The price per copy is $40, tax included.

John will donate $5 for each book sold to local charities, including Angel Food East, UlsterCorps, Family of Woodstock, and The Rosendale Food Pantry.

Keegan Ales is located at 20 James Street in Kingston.

For more information on the book and John Fischer Photography please visit: or you can email John at or call 857-472-3071.

Description from the back of the book:

I grew up in Tillson in Ulster County, New York. I moved away, and so did my family, but I have come back as an adult to photograph Ulster County and discover it on my own terms.

I have revisited people and places from my childhood, plus I’ve met more people and discovered more places. Photos of many of these people and places are included in this book, along with writings about my experience of coming to Ulster County and finding home again.

I have highlighted various familiar businesses, roads, churches, landscapes, and more, including many of the people behind and in front of the scenes.

While there is a special focus on Tillson, Rosendale, New Paltz, and the City of Kingston, this book also includes Saugerties, Hurley, West Hurley, Eddyville, Rifton, Ulster Park, Accord, Ellenville, Milton, Marlboro, Kerhonkson, Highland, East Kingston, Stone Ridge, Boiceville, High Falls, Lake Katrine, Shokan, Woodstock, Gardiner, Cottekill, Glenford, Cragsmoor, Glasco, the Town of Ulster, and the Town of Kingston.

I shot all of the photos in this book between 2008 and 2018, and I also designed the book and wrote all of the text. It is a creation that I am very proud of. I hope that you enjoy it.

-John Fischer


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