Martha Casanave: Explorations Along an Imaginary Coastline

Martha Casanave: Explorations Along an Imaginary Coastline

by David Bayles
     
 

The stunning and dramatic beauty of California's Central Coast has long been a magnet for artists and photographers, and is emblematic of the school of West Coast photography. Home to photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Wynn Bullock, the Central Coast remains a mecca for photographers. In this collection, Martha Casanave has taken a conceptual and

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The stunning and dramatic beauty of California's Central Coast has long been a magnet for artists and photographers, and is emblematic of the school of West Coast photography. Home to photographers Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, and Wynn Bullock, the Central Coast remains a mecca for photographers. In this collection, Martha Casanave has taken a conceptual and imaginative, rather than a literal approach to this iconic location. Martha Casanave: Explorations Along an Imaginary Coastline captures scenes of this striking coastline from a new perspective. Equipped with only a 6 x 4 pinhole camera, Casanave transforms the recognisable into the other-worldly and brings a timeless elegance and drama to her photography never before published.

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Publishers Weekly
A longtime resident of the central California coast, photographer Casanave positioned a pinhole camera on the seashore to get a crab's eye view, then experimented with various effects during long periods of exposure. Sometimes dreamlike, sometimes heavy-handedly surreal, her delicate gray-on-gray images capture the movement of clouds, waves, seaweed and sand, along with an enigmatic man, outfitted with bowler hat, trench coat and rimless spectacles. (Sept. 25) Copyright 2006 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781555952785
Publisher:
Hudson Hills Press
Publication date:
09/25/2006
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
11.34(w) x 12.36(h) x 0.61(d)

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