Journey Through the British Isles ハードカバー – 2007/9/30
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In the tradition of the great journeys taken by such photographers as Fox Talbot, Fenton and Bourne, Harry Cory Wright set out, in March 2006, on a quest to capture the variety of natural landscapes that make up the British Isles using a large-format plate camera. Beginning in the fragile, frozen beauty of Unst in Shetland at the spring equinox, he travelled down through the Western Isles and mainland Scotland to Northumberland and further south through England and Wales. This stunning book documents Cory Wright's remarkable journey. Each photograph is infused with the unique spirit of its location - from vast, wild mountain ranges to verdant, dewy forests at sunrise, from windswept beaches in winter to fields bathed in late summer, early evening sun. It is a unique photographic record of a journey through some of the most breathtaking locations in the British Isles. Cory Wright's Gandolfi plate camera captures images of exquisite detail and intensity. This is a magnificently produced, large-format book that will appeal to anyone interested in landscape photography.
A wonderful book bursting with captured moments - THE GOOD BOOK GUIDE Breathtaking - TATLER An affirmation of the remarkable and unique beauty of the British countryside - ANTIQUES MAGAZINE商品の説明をすべて表示する
The color palette tends to the dark, although there is glorious sunlight shining through some photos. Wright likes dark green and brown and favors yellow-green highlights when the sun is in evidence. The pictures were taken with a large-format camera, but Wright is often going for a painterly level of detail. In fact he reminds me of the French realist painter Breton, known for the work "Song of the Lark."
This is not the candy-coated nature photography of Galen Rowell, but neither is it the unmanicured stuff of Thomas Struth. It is stylized but in a subtle way that does not detract from the appearance of realism.
In many ways this kind of photography is usually an example of exactly what I don't like; very highly finished images with no people in them.
For some reason, I find this simple journey from Northern Scotland down to Land's End and back again quite soulful.
Taken with a large format Gondolfi Plate camera, the images are painterly in feel and speak more to great landscape artists of the past than photographers.
Apparently Wright spent days in some locations finding, soaking up the spirit of the place before the vantage point that would do it justice.
That combined with his many years of experience taking landscapes gives us a book truly captures the beauty and diversity of Britain.
It also doesn't do any harm that the book is beautifully produced and large. Nothing like a bit of heft to bring a landscape to life.