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Taschen America Llc
Frans Lanting, a Dutch American photographer, delivers yet another extraordinary book drawn from time spent alongside African waterholes, Antarctic beaches, and North Pacific islands, among other locales. Lanting chronicles the lives of residents such as the aye-aye of Madagascar, the elephant seal of California, and the caiman of Brazil. He favors an up-close and personal approach to his work, and his aptly titled Eye to Eye, made up of 140 color plates, captures the essential qualities of various animals. The subjects did not always appreciate posing for him; while making his images Lanting was challenged by African elephants, sniffed at by lions, and shunned by macaws. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
From Library Journal
In his introduction, award-winning photographer Lanting states that he seeks to "show the strength and dignity of animals in nature." This book accomplishes that goal, as have his other works (e.g., Okavango, LJ 12/93). One simply cannot look at the photographs here without responding emotionally. The book is divided into three main sections: "One on One," in which the animals are seen individually; "Two by Two," in which pairs of animals come together to eventually become mates and parents;... read more --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.