On This Earth: Photographs from East Africa

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Nick Brandt depicts the animals of East Africa with an intimacy and artistry unmatched by other photographers who choose wildlife as their subject. He creates these majestic sepia and blue-tone photoscontrasting moments of quintessential stillness with bursts of dramatic actionby engaging with these creatures on an exceptionally intimate level, without the customary use of a telephoto lens. Evocative of classical art, from dignified portraits to sweeping natural tableaux, Brandt's images artfully and simply ...

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Overview

Nick Brandt depicts the animals of East Africa with an intimacy and artistry unmatched by other photographers who choose wildlife as their subject. He creates these majestic sepia and blue-tone photoscontrasting moments of quintessential stillness with bursts of dramatic actionby engaging with these creatures on an exceptionally intimate level, without the customary use of a telephoto lens. Evocative of classical art, from dignified portraits to sweeping natural tableaux, Brandt's images artfully and simply capture animals in their natural states of being. With a foreword by Alice Sebold and an introduction by Jane Goodall, On This Earth is a gorgeous portfolio of some of the last wild animalsand a heartfelt elegy to a vanishing world.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780811848657
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 9/29/2005
  • Pages: 132
  • Product dimensions: 12.37 (w) x 10.25 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Nick Brandt has exhibited his photographs in solo shows in the US, the UK, and Germany. Born and raised in England, he now lives in Topanga Canyon, California, with his wife and menagerie of adopted animals.

Alice Sebold is the author of the acclaimed books The Lovely Bones and Lucky.

Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, is the world's most renowned primatologist, and devoted advocate of chimpanzees.

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  • Posted February 1, 2009

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    Fabulous Photography

    I love this book. It's a great book to give as a gift, in fact I had asked my daughter to give it to me for Christmas this past year. The photographs in this book are awesome. The photographer really brings in the depth and feeling of each photograph he creates. <BR/>I first saw Nick Brandt's work while I was taking a photography workshop in Santa Fe and I fell in love it. This is one photographer I would love to emulate in my work.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 20, 2007

    Absolutely incredible photographs

    I read about this book in an Oprah magazine and had to have it. I have always wanted to go to Africa and see these majestic animals in their natural habitat. This book brings them to life and brings tears to my eyes because they are so beautiful. Thank you Nick Brandt for this wonderful book! I hope to purchase some of his gallery prints some day.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 22, 2006

    Unique!

    This book is definitely the cure for the common African wildlife photography. Every page was a surprise. It kept me intrigued throughout. Very talented photographer and a beautiful book.

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