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A Shadow Falls
In A Shadow Falls, which features fifty-eight recent images in stunning, oversized tritone plates, Nick Brandt continues his ambitious and ongoing photographic project to memorialize the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. Brandt’s wide-screen panoramas of animals and landscapes capture an epic vision of Africa that has not been seen before. His iconic portraits of its majestic animals are filled with an empathy usually reserved for human subjects.
From the opening images in A Shadow Falls, of a verdant world filled with multitudes of animals, to the closing images of small bands of creatures moving across a parched, dusty earth, Brandt portrays a mythic Africa struggling against tragic forces. In years to come, we will look back at these powerful photographs and wonder why humanity did not do more to preserve this rare corner of earthly paradise.
Stunning look at the majesty of Africa
By Matthew Shanaberger "Matt Shanaberger"
- September 23, 2009
A Shadow Falls must be considered one of the most important works in Wildlife Art. Each photograph reads beautifully, and the scenery provides much more than a backdrop, it propels the viewer into the scene. The treatments applied to each image enhance the mood of the shot beautifully and show that the artist felt the scene as he captured it. Many scenes are so powerful as to truly humble the viewer. The scale of the book, its layout, and the procession of imagery is perfect. My only comment is that it would be nice for an artist's proof version to be released in the highest possible quality, as this would take the book to a neww level
I thoroughly enjoyed A Shadow Falls and would recommend the book for yourself, or as a gift to a family member or friend. It will be appreciated forever.
Unsurpassed photography. An intimate encounter.
By David Morrison
- October 16, 2009
I am not the most eloquent of people, but Nick Brandt's work tends to make me wax more lyrical than anything else does. My wife bought me his first book a few years ago, and I literally had tears in my eyes looking through the pages. I thought that Nick would be unable to top that book, but I was wrong.
A Shadow Falls is a masterpiece of photography, and brings those who look at these images closer to the soul of the animals than any Nat Geo show ever could. Each image feels like an intimate encounter, like it's just you, and the animal, alone in the wild. You can almost sense that they know you are looking at them. They are allowing you to be so close. It's personal.
Nick does not use zoom lenses, or telephotos, so all the images bring you right up where he was. The startling detail of the king of the beasts, the lion, or the majestic herds of elephants making their treks in search of water, portrayed in a manner that tells a story. They're not just photos, they're so much... read more
Majestic photography of African wildlife.
By A. G. Kromhout
- September 20, 2009
Another book of Nick Brandt. About 20% bigger than his book 'On this earth', and Brandt's photo's deserve that. Almost unbelievable, astonishing photo's, portraits of African wildlife. Perfectly printed. If you love black and white photo's, or if you love African wildlife, or if you love portrait photography, this book is a must-have. Really.
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