There is more than one way to read (based on a
There is more than one way to create (based on a
true story), too, one that comes in a book, inside a slipcase, inside a box
ready to spill out and be discovered. Versions of the famous tiled mosaic
abstract walkway of Copacabana, which you’ll see later on a bikini top, are
reproduced on both the slipcover and the box, as if to say, walk this
Just in time for your pre black Friday shopping here is a guest post by Cameron Davidson about his new book Chesapeake . I have long admired Davidson's photographs. He is one of the world's greatest aerial photographers (go to his site and be staggered by his talent).
Chesapeake, the book project has been a 20 plus year labor of love. Its foundation came about from a story I shot for National Geographic on the Great Blue Herons of Black Swamp Creek on Maryland's Patuxent River. After a introductory flight over the rookery in an ancient and quite reliable Piper Cub, I fell in love with aerials. I abandoned my dream of being a bird photographer for the Geographic and embraced the goal of a career centered on travel and shooting aerials.
One of the great things about photo festivals is the chance encounters with old friends. Yesterday morning I ran into Peter McBride at my favorite DC coffeehouse. He showed me the book he has been working on for the last 2 plus years. Pete's idea is simple, look at the Colorado River begining to end and follow the water. Most of it doen't make it to the sea.
The place to get the book is off his website (here). Be sure to look at the exelent videos he produced while shooting the book.
A friend sent me this interview with James M. Tabor author of Blind Descent (amazon here). Tabor has been getting some much deserved good press lately (on the Daily Show here, and npr here). Tabor frames the book as a race by two cave teams -one American, one Ukrainian- to find the deepest cave in the world. As I've said before only the American team viewed it as a race.
To the Ukrainians who actually blew the doors off the world depth record, the American team was in a race by themselves, in the wrong place.
Still the book is a good read, buy it
for the cover alone...