Tuesday, October 02, 2012


Blackout. By Dan Holdsworth. Essay by Oliver Morton, book design by Dan Holdsworth and Simon Earith. SteidlBG, 2012. 80 pp., illustrated throughout, 28,6cmx33cm. Images from here.

Book description:

"Occupying a space between the documentary and the make-believe, Dan Holdsworth’s photographs transform Icelandic glaciers into a strange and futuristic landscape.

In 'Blackout' the landscape is present only as a brooding, eerie image of itself: the blue of the sky has become the deep black of space, while the earth appears in pale negative.

This lunar-like terrain humbles the viewer before a foreign, awe-inspiring nature and repositions the notion of the romantic sublime."

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