Sunday, September 18, 2016

Spirit of Place

Spirit of Place
Aurelien Villette
Villette is a world traveler and award winning photographer. He has taken photographs from several of his architectural series and put them together to create this beautiful book. Each photograph is a masterpiece that calls to the viewer. We are often fascinated with the beauty in ruins, the history that is still speaking to us, the way earth seems to take back what belongs to her. Villette has captured these moments with an eye for the essence that calls us to notice.

The coffee table size book begins with a cover that will grab the viewers attention. The forward, written by Harold Hinsinger, is in three languages and is eloquent and provocative. Each picture fills the page with color and inspiration. I fell in love with urban decay photography years ago and feel that this artist really captures the essence of the craft. Each picture seems to capture the beautiful that is still in the decaying buildings and tells a story of an era gone by. A word about the publishers - I have had the privilege of reading quite a few of their books and I have yet to come across a book published by them that isn't outstanding in quality and character. I absolutely love their work.Overall, this is a book that I would highly recommend for its quality photography and excellent workmanship.

I received this book free of charge from teNeues Publishing in exchange for my honest review.

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