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Distance Fades Between Us: Nudes After Dark Paperback – 5 Nov 2007

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Product details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: The Artist's Edition; First edition (5 Nov. 2007)
  • Language: English, French, German
  • ISBN-10: 0955700604
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955700606
  • Product Dimensions: 21 x 0.7 x 29.7 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,682,093 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Tim Phillips is a thinking man's photographer. The central idea behind this work is so simple, yet so pregnant with feeling. There is something about a beautiful, naked girl prancing about in the murky labyrinth of the night that inspires a distinct sense of tension. Her glowing, naked body stands in stark contrast to the blackness surrounding her. Feelings of beauty and desire mix with those of fear and repulsion. And it's this incongruity that propels the entire work. It's fascinating. --Jack Gilbert, Editor: Michelle7.com

... the photographs are stunning. The theme of night really came across well and lent itself well to the erotic and sensual nature of the images. The photographer and his models are to be commended for such a fine portfolio ... First class! --Mark Marsay, Editor: JADE - The International Erotic Art & Literature Magazine

The book opens with a brief introduction and then we are taken straight into the 130 monochrome images, that inhabit the 128 pages of the monograph, with the majority of photographs being displayed one per page. Given that the images were made at night, and therefore exhibit a variety of dark tones, the book makes full use of a white border and aesthetically this allows each image to breathe on the page. Phillips' photographs are more than mere formal studies of light and shadow. As constructs there is far too much drama inherent within each image for them to have been the result of a simple exercise. These are not soft-focused and romanticised images of women the models often appear to wear the very dirt, oil and mud from their surroundings taking on this detritus as camouflage. Caught in the camera's 'headlights' their gaze challenges us for a brief moment, just long enough for the camera to record their defiance and then they make their escape scrambling through the undergrowth, negotiating a bridge or feeling their way through the constraints of a cellar and they are gone. The images within Distance Fades Between Us are well executed and remind one of a cross between Bill Brandt and Lee Friedlander, with a touch of Ralph Gibson thrown in, and the book's theme is strong enough to keep one's interest and draw one back for repeat viewings. --Christopher John Ball, Co-Founder: The Association of Erotic Artists

About the Author

Tim Phillips has been taking photographs ever since he could hold a camera, and photography became a serious undertaking when his parents gave him a professional camera for his 18th birthday. He has concentrated on monochrome and colour images of women and landscapes, with a particular focus on the nude in the landscape. Tim has his own website, Sensual Images Photography, and lives in Cambridgeshire, England.

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I've been a fan of Tim's photography for some time so it was great to see he was producing a book. It arrived this morning & first impressions are good. Beautiful models "enjoying" the countryside & cleverly lit in the dark of night.
It's great to see this type of photography book being published in the UK.
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For many years, the female nude has been a favourite subject for artists. Painters, sculptors and more recently photographers have all taken up the challenge of trying to bring something new to this most classic yet timeless of themes.

"Distance Fades Between Us" is a series of black and white photographs of nude female models, usually appearing alone, but sometimes in pairs. The twist with this collection is that the photographs have been taken outside at night, adding a new dimension.

At their best, Tim Phillip's photographs contrast the form of the nude against the shapes in the darkness (tree stumps, monuments etc.) - sometimes this has an organic feel, with mud and leaves on the subject's body as well as on the ground. At other times the model is abstract, emotionless and cold, echoing the night in which she appears.

Even the most conventional images such as a young woman on the bonnet of a sports car are given fresh life by the unusual source of lighting or angle of shot.

This is an outstanding collection of interesting yet often sensual photographs, which should appeal to all fans of black & white photography who are seeking something a little off the beaten track.
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Tim Phillips is a thinking man's photographer. The central idea behind this work is so simple, yet so pregnant with feeling. There is something about a beautiful, naked girl prancing about in the murky labyrinth of the night that inspires a distinct sense of tension. Her glowing, naked body stands in stark contrast to the blackness surrounding her. Feelings of beauty and desire mix with those of fear and repulsion. And it's this incongruity that propels the entire work. It's fascinating.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Dramatic settings 25 Sept. 2011
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This B&W collection projects a unique mood - something about the darkness frames the model (usually just one), but isolates her, too. These outdoor photos feature eight attractive models, all twenty-somethings with European features, in arange of natural and man-made settings. The man-made ones tend to some amount of decay. The textured, hard backgrounds, whether natural bark and stones or industrial, creates a contrast with the models' smooth and organic form, isolating her even more from her physical surroundings. A few scenes, like one where the model crouches under a low masonry arch, make her seem vulnerable to something unseen. Only one photo shows two models visibly touching: they hold each other, seemingly more for comfort and to break the solitude than for any real passion.

Photos in this book emphasize the simple beauty of the female figure, but without relying on simple prettiness or eroticism. Beyond that, the clear mood of each picture creates some kind of tension, demanding the viewer's engagement. And, in a few cases, Phillips captures something beyond the model and her environment, the magic of composition that makes an image more. I enjoyed this book immensely.

-- wiredweird
4.0 out of 5 stars I liked it. 9 Jan. 2014
By Jerrry Dalton - Published on Amazon.com
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Sensual, artistic, creative, emotional.

I liked the concept and the images. I though it was freshly unique, and a bit daring.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Luminous Nudes in the Black of Night 29 Nov. 2007
By Joaquin del Castello Gilbert - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Tim Phillips is a thinking man's photographer. The central idea behind this work is so simple, yet so pregnant with feeling. There is something about a beautiful, naked girl prancing about in the murky labyrinth of the night that inspires a distinct sense of tension. Her glowing, naked body stands in stark contrast to the blackness surrounding her. Feelings of beauty and desire mix with those of fear and repulsion. And it's this incongruity that propels the entire work. It's fascinating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Less is Much More 20 Jan. 2008
By Monil Prasad - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback
Classical, playful, sensual, and erotic combined in a single unique book that you will enjoy and interpret differently every time you open it up.
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