Crystal Images Photography and Publishing

Kathleen M.K. Menke/Haines, Alaska

Alaska/Yukon Photo Books by Kathleen M.K. Menke/Crystal Images
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Haines for All Seasons
Northern Exposures from
Alaska Reflecting Our Bond
with the Land and Each Other

8.5"x11", 48-pages,
200 original color images
First Edition 2005

Alaska/Yukon/Arctic Light
Gifts of the Wild

8.5"x10", 80 pages,
175 original color images,
First Edition 2007

Nature Book of Year 2007
National Finalist Award

Spirits of the North
Two-legged, Four-legged,
Winged, Finned, Rooted, and Flowing

8.5"x10", 80-pages,
200+ original color images
First Edition 2010

Book Photos (Contributing)

  • Amazing Places to Go in North America, Publications International, Ltd., Lincolnwood IL
  • Amazing Places to See in North America, Publications International, Ltd., Lincolnwood IL
  • Michael Barton, Psychologie und Redaktionsassistenz (textbook), Heidelberg, Germany
  • Secrets in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks, Nat.Photo. Coll. Inc., North Palm Beach FL
  • Autumn Across America, Semour Simon, Great Neck NY
  • Children's Textbooks, Oregon, Montana, Utah, Lerner Publications, Minneapolis MN
  • The Milepost, Anchorage AK

    Cover Photos

  • Williwaw Publishing Brochure, Haines AK
  • Young Bucks Outdoors, Montgomery AL
  • Respone Magazine, New York City NY
  • Golden Circle Visitor Guide, Outcrop Publishing, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
  • Alaskan Southeaster, Juneau AK
  • Haines Visitor Brochure, Haines AK
  • Greatlander, Anchorage AK
  • Glenwood Springs Vacation Guide, Glenwood Springs CO
  • Glenwood Guide, Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Montessori Today, London, England
  • Young Children, Washington D.C.
  • Journal of the Association for Childhood Education International, Wheaton MD
  • Augsburg Publications, Minneapolis MN
  • Science of Mind, LA CA
  • Cascadia Times, Portland OR
  • Valley Journal, Carbondale CO

    Cover Photo Samples

    Sample Covers

    Featured stock photographer: Popular Photography, May 2005

    May 2005 Issue Popular Photography
    Top: Denali/Alaska Range;
    Bottom Left: Sunset/Mt. Moran;
    BR: S. Sawyer Glacier/Tracy Arm

    Photoessays/Stories with Photos

  • Kid City, Children's Television Workshop (Sesame Street), New York NY
  • Up Here Magazine, Yellowknife NWT
  • Alaskan Southeaster, Juneau AK
  • Native People's Magazine, Phoenix AZ
  • Pacific Fishing, Seattle WA
  • Fisheries, American Fisheries Society, Bethesda MD
  • Mountain Living, Englewood CO
  • TL Enterprises, Agoura CA
  • Tours and Resorts, Evanston IL
  • Alaska Outdoors, Anchorage AK
  • Colorado Outdoors, Denver CO
  • Aspen Anytime, Aspen CO
  • Snowmass Magazine, Aspen CO
  • Colorado Life, Denver CO
  • High Country News, Paonia CO
  • Cascadia Times, Portland OR
  • Valley Journal, Carbondale CO
  • Woodman of the World, Omaha NE

    Publishing Houses

  • W.H. Freeman and Company
  • Harcourt Brace
  • Scholastic Inc.
  • Worth Publisher's Inc.
  • Prentice-Hall Inc.
  • Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Millbrook Press
  • Holt, Rinehart, & Winston
  • Allen & Bacon Inc.
  • John Wiley & Sons
  • D.C. Heath
  • Michaelis/Carpelis
  • World Press Review
  • Houghton Mifflin
  • McGraw-Hill

    Calendar Photos

  • Alaska Weather Calendars, Williwaw Publishing, Haines AK
  • Colorado Wildlife Calendar, Tiefel and Associates, Boulder CO
  • Northwest Living Calendar and Magazine, Edmonds WA

    Photos for Promotional Materials/Brochures/Trade Show Displays

  • Alaska Marine Highway, Juneau AK
  • Aspen Resort Association, Aspen CO
  • Colorado Official State Vacation Guide, Denver CO
  • Colorado Tourism Board, Karsh & Hagan, Denver CO
  • Debi Knight Kennedy/Ivory Sculptor/Doll Maker, Haines AK
  • Golden Circle Visitor Guide, Outcrop Publishing, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
  • Haines Convention and Visitor Bureau, Haines AK
  • RE/MAX Action Inc.-Doug Koss, Highlands Ranch CO
  • Salmon Restoration Display, Idaho Department of Fish & Game

    Additional Photos Published

  • Tidal Echos, Juneau AK
  • Sun Magazine, Chapel Hill NC
  • Golden Circle Insert, 2007, Up Here Magazine, Yellowknife, NWT, Canada
  • Alaska Magazine, Anchorage AK
  • Canoe & Kayak Magazine, Kirkland WA
  • Sierra Magazine, San Francisco CA
  • Human Kinetics, Champaign IL
  • Disabled American Veterans, Washington D.C.
  • Idaho Wildlife Magazine, Boise ID
  • Principal Magazine, New York City NY
  • National Association for the Education of Young Children, Washington DC
  • Mystic Stamp Company, New York City NY
  • Highlights for Children, Honesdale PA
  • Woodman of the World, Omaha NE

    Websites Designed

  • Crystal Images Photography and Publishing--Alaska/Yukon photo books, stock photos, products, and services by Kathleen M.K. Menke/Crystal Images

    Design Services--Books/Book Covers/Newletters

  • Jim Pelletier, Marine Technologies Publishing, Augusta ME--book cover (4-color, perfect bound), promotional materials
  • John Ireland, Homer, Alaska, "The Friendly Wilderness"--book cover (black on cream, saddle-stitched)
  • Debi Walker, cookbook (illustrated by Aaron Nash)--cover (2-color, spiral bound), interior layout
  • Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center--newsletter (12-page, best-in-state award)

    Design Services--Promotional Materials

  • Debi Knight Kennedy/Ivory Sculptor/Doll Maker/Mixed Media Artist--photography, logo, promotional materials
  • Cynthia Allen--photography, promotional materials
  • Guy Hoffman Woodturnings--promotional materials
  • Art Jess/Artful Boats--photography, promotional materials
  • Julie Norton--logo, promotional materials
  • Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center--promotional materials

    Newletters Published

  • Idaho's Salmon Scene, quarterly, 1994 & 1995, sponsored by IDFG, tribes, agencies, businesses, organizations, and individuals
  • Outdoor Singles Network, quarterly hard-copy (1989-2001)

    Historical Projects

  • "And Then There Was Light", History of Holy Cross Electric for Holy Cross Electric, Glenwood Springs, CO
  • Researcher/Editor: Centennial Newspaper Project, Carbondale CO
  • Coordinator: Oral History Project, Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Haines AK
  • Researcher/Editor: Ft. Seward Centennial Booklet, Sheldon Museum and Cultural Center, Haines AK

    Technical Reports/Fisheries/Watersheds/Water & Wastewater Systems

  • The Relationship of River Velocity and Salmon Survival, IDFG, 1994
  • Lake Fertilization Information Sheet, Redfish Lake, IDFG, 1994
  • "Threatened and Endangered Snake River Salmon Stocks--of Fish, Politics, Risks, and Professional Choices," essay, Fisheries, 1993
  • "Barging, Stress, BKD, and Listed Snake River Salmon," report, 1993, (update) 1994
  • "Water Efficiency-A Resource for Utility Managers, Resource Planners, and Other Decision Makers," document for EPA and RMI, 1986
  • Plans of Operations/Standards for Water, Wastewater, Collection, Distribution Systems, New Castle CO, Westwater Engineering, 1983
  • "The Colorado River," Aspen Magazine, 1980
  • "Needed, Water for Fish," Colorado Outdoors, 1979

    Haines Successful Grants Written

  • Haines Youth Activity Center, ANB/ANS
  • Haines Native American Art & Music Festival, ANB/ANS
  • Winter 2001-2002 Oral History Project, Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center
  • Ft. Seward Centennial Book Project, Sheldon Museum & Cultural Center


  • 150 Reasons We Love Alaska, Commemorative Edition, 2017, Metcalfe Communications

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