Cape Light

Cape Light Originally published in Cape Light became an instant classic and one of the most influential photography books published in the latter part of the th century Common scenes tiny figures on a be

  • Title: Cape Light
  • Author: Joel Meyerowitz Clifford S. Ackley
  • ISBN: 9780821227954
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • Originally published in 1979, Cape Light became an instant classic and one of the most influential photography books published in the latter part of the 20th century Common scenes tiny figures on a beach, a porch railing against a storm darkened sky, a blue raft against a summer cottage all are transformed by the poignant light of the Cape and the photographer s sOriginally published in 1979, Cape Light became an instant classic and one of the most influential photography books published in the latter part of the 20th century Common scenes tiny figures on a beach, a porch railing against a storm darkened sky, a blue raft against a summer cottage all are transformed by the poignant light of the Cape and the photographer s subtle and luminous vision This exquisitely printed book captures every nuance of color and light in that unique juncture of sky, sea, and land that is Cape Cod.

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    1. When I look through the photos in this book, it brings me back to the times when I used to wonder the streets, looking at roofs, cars, trees, and seeing how their colours melded with that of the sky. He has done a great job at capturing different colours, often where the sky melds into the ocean. Other times he photographs the same scene at different times of the day, and some of the colours caught are outstanding, perhaps colours that you would not notice if you were not hunting for them each d [...]

    2. This beautiful book with thoughtful photographs has made my summer in Cape Cod seem further relegated to the past. I am prone to nostalgia, and although these photographs were taken in the late 1970's there is a true familiarity to them from my time on the Cape only 2 1/2 years ago. The attention to varying degrees of light, both natural and man made is an intriguing aspect of the book. The forward / intro essays, done as interviews between colleague friends explain much of the artists intention [...]

    3. An extraordinary body of work by one of the greatest masters of recent photography. I only hope that reproductions in my paperback version are as good as in hardcover. However, I can't wait to lay my eyes on some of the originals. Someday.My favourite plates: 15, 22, 25, 29, 33 and 34. Some of them look like Turner or Rothko. Amazing.

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