The Apparitions

The Apparitions

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by RJ Muna, R. J. Muna
     
 
In this evocative book of color photographs RJ Muna has investigated what he calls "the concept of the glimpse." In THE APPARTIONS "Muna gives us pictures that run or dance counter to the particular strengths of the camera. Time does not freeze in sculptural perfection. There are no poses, no attempts to emphasize female beauty or choreography, no insistence that

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In this evocative book of color photographs RJ Muna has investigated what he calls "the concept of the glimpse." In THE APPARTIONS "Muna gives us pictures that run or dance counter to the particular strengths of the camera. Time does not freeze in sculptural perfection. There are no poses, no attempts to emphasize female beauty or choreography, no insistence that the pictures be viewed in the context of a storyline or an enforced metaphor; the viewer is left to decide what's up (and, for that matter, what's down)…Whatever one decides, the pictures are alluring, and elusive. They are the rare sort that can be seen again and again, each time with the feeling that now, just now, you have the answer" Owen Edwards, from the introduction. Large format book.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780967793702
Publisher:
Silent Pictures Press
Publication date:
07/17/2000
Edition description:
1 ED
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
12.48(w) x 12.42(h) x 0.87(d)

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A. D. Coleman
A.D Coleman, Photography in New York International
...Muna's sequence transforms human figures into what appears as barely controlled energy - as if these bodies might at any moment melt, thaw, and resolve into a dew. Add this one to your collection of notable contemporary photographic interpretations of the dance...
Owen Edwards
Owen Edwards, Writer and Critic
Muna gives us pictures that run -or dance- counter to the particular strengths of the camera. Is this agony or ecstasy? Whatever one decides, the pictures are alluring and elusive.
Jock Sturges
Jock Sturges, Photographer
The result here is a body of work of great emotional power whose grace and motion transcend the physical realm and aim straight for the spirit.

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The Apparitions 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An absolutely beautiful book. The Apparitions is an impressive collection of modern dancers in motion. Muna successfully captures the emotion of each woman. This is an ideal gift for anyone who enjoys fine photography.
Guest More than 1 year ago
The photographs in this beautifully bound display book are remarkable. RJ Muna successfully captures the energy of the dancers, resulting in abstract fluid images.