- Hardcover: 132 pages
- Publisher: Chronicle Books (1 Aug. 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0811848655
- ISBN-13: 978-0811848657
- Product Dimensions: 26.2 x 2 x 31.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (19 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 140,364 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
On This Earth: Photographs from East Africa Hardcover – 1 Aug 2005
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About the Author
Nick Brandt has exhibited his photographs in solo shows around the world, including in London, Berlin, Hamburg, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Fe, and New York. Born and raised in England, he now lives in California, with his wife and menagerie of adopted animals. This is his first book.
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Top Customer Reviews
One thought occured to me. Because some of these prints are sepia toned and look as if they were taken a century or more ago, I felt as if I was looking at creatures that were long dead. Jane Goodall states how tragic it would be if future generations were to look at these beautiful portraits and not be able to see them in the wild. Anyone looking at these photographs cannot fail to be moved by them.
Also to consider is the way he has composed the shots, he has somehow caught a little but of the animals essence i find myself looking at some of the photographs and getting lost in them.
Also it was amazon who was my savior in being able to purchase the book at all as it was impossible to try buy this book through normal retail streams everywhere told me it was of of print.
On This Earth is Nick Brandt first book and I can see how his skill with a Camera has improved between the two books. This is not to say his phosts are in way bad in this book. They are simply Stunning! A quick flick thru' this book and you realise how good Nick is. But examine each picture and you realise that Nick has a major talent, whichj makes my efforts at photography look feeble.
I also love the Sepia effect to these pieces of art and the fact that the wildlife in the shots is not necessarily the main focus.
There is a feeling of life to these pictures and you can almost feel that you were there looking over Nick shoulder when he pressed the shutter release.
This book is fab and would recommend it to anybody interested in Photography or African Wildlife!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Beautiful photos of the savage nature of Africa. All photos are black and white.Published 13 months ago by Valeria
After my own safari trip, I found this guy's work and my eyes filled with tears. the photos are beautiful and capture so many wonderful memories for me. Read morePublished on 22 Feb. 2013 by Helen
Some of the most amazing photographs. This book is like having a book of photographic printed material rather than a book of printed material. Stunning!Published on 6 Jan. 2013 by MP
A generously sized book with great images very well printed on decent paper. Fans of Brandt's work with large African Mammals (including me) need not hesitate. Good value too!Published on 22 Nov. 2012 by Mr. Gareth Williams
excellent book, informative and interesting .. but the photography .. Kenya is close to my heart .. these photos show her at her most serene.Published on 13 Nov. 2011 by Starfinder
What a beautiful book. Most of the photographs have an ephemeral 'other world' feel about them that transcends any serious description and has to be experienced. Read morePublished on 2 Feb. 2011 by Andrew James
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