To mark 25 years since the opening of his gallery, renowned Irish photographer Giles Norman presents more than 150 of his most enduring black and white images in this remarkable collection. From rugged headlands and windswept oceans to fragile flora and shadowed skies, these images capture the timeless splendour of Ireland. Since the gallery opened in historic Kinsale, County Cork, 1000s of visitors have witnessed his special talent. Handed his first camera at the age of 18, Giles is entirely self-taught, inspired by photographers such as Ansel Adams. Giles takes his 35mm Nikon to create images of the Irish landscape that evoke a purity of vision, mostly stripped of manmade intrusion. Wider views of wild, remote places intermingle with small details of windows and moments in urban and rural life with little concession to the human form. Preferring to keep his pictures 'real' he shuns the special effects of modern photography. Skeletons of fishing boats, lonely roads, deserted ruins and cobbled streets speak of a life apart from the image, and of our temporary passage. A shaft of light between clouds, a breaking wave, the elegance of a single flower remind us how special these moments are. Accompanied by his own observations and insights on his work, this book is a must for anyone who shares Giles' passion for photography and the Irish landscape.
Product code: AGDWB
Publisher: The Collins Press
Dimensions: 25.8cm x 25.7cm
Publish date: 10/03/2013
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