Gathering Light: Photographs by Richard Ross

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All photographs are to some extent about light. The eighty-five stunning color photographs in this book are a masterful exploration not only of the light falling on objects or filling spaces but of the very act of seeing. Whether he is photographing in a museum storage room in Washington, D.C., or a shrine in Myanmar, Richard Ross has an uncanny ability to distill the space and the moment, whether it is profane or sacred, into its essence. These photographs are deceptively simple in their subtle examination of ...

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Overview

All photographs are to some extent about light. The eighty-five stunning color photographs in this book are a masterful exploration not only of the light falling on objects or filling spaces but of the very act of seeing. Whether he is photographing in a museum storage room in Washington, D.C., or a shrine in Myanmar, Richard Ross has an uncanny ability to distill the space and the moment, whether it is profane or sacred, into its essence. These photographs are deceptively simple in their subtle examination of the world as revealed in a single burst of light.

"There are fewer kinds of light in the world than there are places and times. The same lights repeat themselves across oceans and decades. Ross's photographs teach us the language of light."Alain de Button, author of How Proust Can Change Your Life.

"I have seen rather too much 'creativity' in photographs lately, and it makes me appreciate the sobriety, skill, and—yes—imagination I find in these photographs by Richard Ross. He allows us to discover not just his photographs but the places, thoughts, and experiences they encompass with such extraordinary, if self-effacing technique."—Mark Haworth-Booth, Victoria and Albert Museum

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Photography gathers many unusual images of perspective and still life: changes in light change image results substantially. Enjoy Gathering Light, a superb collection of full-page photographic images which illustrate this point, with texts by Dave Hickey and Eduardo Cadava accenting some startling photos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780826322685
  • Publisher: The John Hansard Gallery, Southhapton, England; and the Speed Art Museum, Louisville, Kentucky
  • Publication date: 12/31/2000
  • Pages: 144
  • Product dimensions: 9.30 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Ross is a professor at the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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