New book from Bruce Percy – first impressions

This lunch time I went to pick up my pre-ordered copy of Bruce Percy’s new book from his office. Here are some snapshots of the book on my living room table (that really don’t do it justice – sorry about the yellow ceiling light, forgot to fix white balance!):

Bruce Percy, The Art of Adventure

Bruce Percy, The Art of Adventure

There are 40 images with descriptive text, laid out like this:

Bruce Percy, The Art of Adventure, sample page

Bruce Percy, The Art of Adventure, sample page

About 3/4 of the images are landscapes from all over the world, the remainder street portraiture from some of Bruce’s trips to various countries in Asia and South America.

It’s a fabulous book – it feels lovely, looks beautiful, and the images are printed fantastically well – they almost feel three dimensional. In fact, they look as if they could almost be prints that have been bound into a book – this book is itself a work of art, a thing of great beauty. Michael Kenna has written a very lovely introduction. And I’m very touched that Bruce has mentioned me in the acknowledgements (I was involved in proof-reading the text earlier this year).

Bruce Percy's signature

Bruce Percy

Oh, and yes, I did get a signed one… 🙂

The book is available now from Half Light Press (and at the moment only from them – don’t fall for Amazon’s cheaper price, because Amazon won’t be able to deliver them at this price and will simply tell you it is not available). I think Beyond Words will also be selling them soon. Half Light also have offers with selected prints from Bruce. The first edition is limited to 1000 copies, and when I picked mine up earlier today, substantial numbers were being packed up to be sent off (all sold pre-publication).

I’ve bought quite a few photography books this year, and this and Michael Kenna’s Huangshan are the two highlights.

BUY ONE! In fact, BUY TWO and give one away to someone you love…! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “New book from Bruce Percy – first impressions

  1. Mike Green

    Mine is in the post – really looking forward to handling it!

      1. Mike Green

        Certainly is – I have mine now and it’s really very impressive indeed 🙂 Thanks for the retweet earlier today, by the way.

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