A FIELD GUIDE TO SNOW AND ICE by Paula McCartney

アメリカ・ミネソタ州ミネアポリスを拠点とするフォトグラファー、パウラ・マッカートニー(Paula McCartney)の作品集。作者は冬の探求として、ミクロとマクロの両方の視点から撮影を行い、中盤カメラで撮影された雪山などの風景写真に加え、氷や雫を暗室に持ち込んで制作されたモノグラムで構成されている。自然の構造の再解釈を試みた一冊。フロントカバーとバックカバーは切り離し可能で、広げると34フィート(約10メートル)もの長さになる、特異なブックデザイン。

A Field Guide to Snow and Ice is McCartney's interpretation of the idea of winter. The series includes images of snowfalls and wildflowers, frozen waterfalls and stalagmites, snowdrifts and piles of gypsum sand, as well as other icy forms, in an effort to explore and reinterpret natural structures and the way they can reference multiple ideas on both micro and macro levels. The ambiguity of scale and substance helps the subjects transcend their source. With less there becomes more. This work invites viewers to took at the winter that surrounds them in a new way, abstracted from the vast landscape - a winter of the artist's imagination. Combining images of true snow and ice with forms reminiscent of these substances initiates conversations regarding personal experiences, truth in photography, and recurrent forms throughout nature, as well as suggesting and encouraging a wider and more open way of looking. The book fully extended to 34 feet.

by Paula McCartney

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concertina book
48 pages
203 x 254 mm
color, black and white
limited edition of 500 copies
2014

published by SILAS FINCH