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A Shadow Falls Hardcover – 1 Sep 2009
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About the Author
Nick Brandt's first book, On This Earth (Chronicle Books), is one of the most popular photography books of this decade. Born in England, Brandt has had multiple solo exhibitions of his work across Europe and North America. Peter Singer is the author of the influential Animal Liberation (1975). Singer is the Ira W. DeCamp Professor of Bioethics at Princeton University. An Australian, he was included in Time Magazine's list of the world's most influential people in 2005.
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I went to an exhibition of the work of Nick Brandt (the author) in London last week, and was captivated from the minute I walked in. The prints were stunning, and when I saw that he had books on sale in the gallery with all of the exhibition prints in, I knew there was no way I was leaving without one!
Giraffes, Lions, Leopards, Cheetahs, Buffalo & Nick's apparent favourite Elephants are but a few of the animals featured in this stunning book.
The first photograph is of two giraffes, locked in an intimate position. The next page is an amazing double page spread of a huge herd of zebra's (literally hundreds!) crossing a river. This image has clearly been taken with a wide angle lens, and this not only catches the atmosphere, but gives the image a real sense of place.
There are two images after this that show a rhino with its crystal clear reflection in a pool of water. The close up is amazing, with every inch of detail sharp and in focus. The image opposite is equally as impressive, with two rhino's locking horns with dawn breaking over the african landscape.
The images go on in this book in this awe inspiring style, all in sepia form, and I am still not sure whether to turn the page on each image to see the next, or to keep looking at the current one!
If I had to pick a favourite image, I would have to say the incredibly close up shot of a male and female lion 'greeting' each other. The image looks so intimate, and the image truly does take your breath away.
The print quality in this book is exceptional. Every inch of detail is shown perfectly, and i honestly believe the most picky critic could not find a single fault with this book. The binding is also very good quality, and the paper it is printed on is very thick and easy to turn.
I could never do this book justice, whatever I said. You will never understand how amazing this man's work is until you see it for yourself. If you do anything today, buy a copy of this book!
I have his first book which is simply stunning and so i craved the next one... This book is fantastic, not only in its publication but its size, you can truly see Nick's photos in all its glory with the double-spread large prints inside.
If you love this artist, get this book and if you dont know him, youll fall in love with him in a matter of seconds.
So when you get the book, make your self a cup of tea, sit in a cosy lit room with a blanket and turn the pages of beauty he has created, and you may hear the elephants grumble or a lion's roar...
the book quality is also excellent and makes a very nice coffee table book.
This is a book that you spend time with. Each image warrants close inspection and then just sitting back and letting the atmosphere of the image do its magic.
I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves photography or as an introduction to monochrome photography for those needed to be persuaded of its merits. And if you love animals or Africa this will be for you too.
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