Saturday, May 22, 2010


Grassland. Photographs by Phil Underdown. Phil Underdown, 2010. 50 pp., 23 colour illustrations, 4x6".

'Grassland' is a limited edition book by photographer Phil Underdown, documenting an old airstrip artificially being turned into a national wildlife refuge.

The book is limited to 50 signed and numbered copies and is made up of bound digital c-prints. Each edition also includes a small inkjet print stored in the inside of the cover.

The publisher's describes 'Grassland' like this:
"When an abandoned airstrip was turned into a national wildlife refuge, photographer Phil Underdown began a 5-year process of documenting the contours of this artificial grassland.

An archaeology of the present, the images depict the landscape of this time - managed but wild, planned yet unpredictable, expressed not through traces that have left their mark for centuries or millenium, but through phenomena that are more fleeting and ephemeral, some playing out over seasons or years, others lasting a mere afternoon."

See more images from inside, and read more about this book here.


kara said...

beautiful. so glad to find your blog!

Rare Autumn said...

it's quite quietly beautiful no...? thank you for being sweet about rare autumn - glad you enjoy it!