B&W African wildlife book by ????
I've been an avid reader of apug for some time but my first thread is pretty far off, sorry!
I am looking for a book of which I have forgotten both title and author!
So here goes my, hopefully suggestive, description:
Big, rather glossy, square-shaped hardcover coffee table book filled exclusively with analogue b&w photos of african big game wildlife by a non-wildlife photographer (fashion or commercial). Animal portrait shots to landscapes.
About 140 to 180 pages.
Allmost all photos are full bleed (square) or double pages, and rather grainy, low tech, no high-key flash, no macro, almost journalistic approach, on the action shots side, hardly any or no text in the picture section.
The dust cover photo is also full bleed and b&w.
All in all I recall it like Salgado's work on steroids.
Publishing year must be inbetween 1980 and 2006.
The photographer is, as far as I recall, Italian or French (or simply European). Text language: I don't remember... probably English or French. Less probably Italian, Spanish, or German.
Could be the book was nominated or had won a prize for nature photography books or similar.
I've looked at this book 5 to 10 years ago, so my memory may fool me quite a bit.
If anyone has such a book in their library, I'd love to hear from you!
Thanks in advance. And sorry for all those sleepless nights I will cause!
Nick Brandt, On this Earth (Chronicle Books 2005)
Yes, and NB's work may also be found in the current Audubon magazine. Gorgeous b&w work, and very different from the high-colour fare normally found in magazines like Nat. Geo.
Brandt is a member here; you could search for his posts under the username "nickbran", they are quite informative. E.g. here:
Thanks for your lightning-fast replies! The Nick Brandt books are great and indeed very close matches to my sketchy description.
Unfortunately, that's not what I'm trying to find again. ... Take Brandt's books/subjects and add more action and much bigger grain.
I know I'm being impossible! Sorry!