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A 10 Year Retrospective Book & Print Offer

I have just (May, 2007) published a 10 year retrospective book of my photographs covering the years 1997 – 2007. This book contains 80 pages, with a total of 70 individual full page plates. The pages of the book are 12 X 12" with most images extending to a maximum of roughly 10" X 10" in area.

You can find out more about the book here and about the making of the book here.

You can purchase a copy of this limited edition book along with a gallery print of your choice.

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You can view a slide show of the book's pages here.

Each screen page shows two book pages, side by side, which open to 24" in width.

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Dunes and Deserts

Plate 1

Red Dragon: 2006. In Deadvlie, Namibia lies a 700 year old dried-out lake bed, with petrified tress surrounded by red sands walls. At dawn, as the sun touches the sand for the first time the valley bursts into flame, turning the trees's skeletons into dreamlike apparitions.

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Plate 2

Warm Dunes: 1997. Death Valley's sand dunes always fascinate, especially in the warmth of late afternoon light.

Plate 3

Dune Ripples: 1997. Ripples and their shadows turn Death Valley's dunes into a garden of abstract art.

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Plate 4

Equality: 2003. Well after sunset the light in the sky and on the dunes equalizes, producing a unique palette.

Plate 5

Tumbleweed Dunes: 2001. A secret and sacred area for the Navahos within Monument Valley

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Plate 6

Dunes and Cloud: 2006. 600 foot high dunes in Namibia with a lone cloud as punctuation.

Plate 7

Alien Marbles: 2001. Deep in the interior of Death Valley lies a dried lake bed upon which large boulders mysteriously slide during the night.

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Plate 8

Moonrise, White Sands: 2000. The first light of dawn with a full moon setting behind the dunes.

Plate 9

Moonset, White Sands: 2000. A nearby location at the other end of the day.

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Antarctica

Plate 10

Blue Lace Berg: 2007. Antarctica. Delicate traceries of ice on a passing iceberg.

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Plate 11

Keyhole: 20007. Antarctica. The view though a hole in a passing iceberg.

Plate 12

Cracked Berg. 2005. Antarctica. Ice – monumental.

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Plate 13

Midnight Sun: 2005. Antarctica. Sunset and sunrise merge at 1am.

Plate 14

Ship's Ripples: 2007, South Atlantic Ocean. Ripples, as out ship sails the waters of the South Atlantic.

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Plate 15

Ice: 2005. Antarctica. A monochrome treatment of a coolourful subject.

Plate 16

Glacial Bay: 2005. Antarctica. Stark beauty of a mountain's reflection in a glacial bay.

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Plate 17

Aged Berg: 2005. Antarctica. bergs roll and toss in the sea until they eventually melt away.

Plate 18

Two by Two: 2005. Antarctica. Symmetry of clouds and icebergs.

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Mountains and Atmospherics

Plate 19

Impossible Clouds: 2004. Glacier N. P. At a gallery show where this print was hanging I was told by a gentleman who claimed to be a meteorologist that this photograph had to be a Photoshopped composite, since clouds didn't appear together like this in nature. My only reply was that God then must be a certified Photoshop expert, because I couldn't claim any such credit.

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Plate 20

Dawn #1: 2002 Zion National Park. Dawn after an overnight snowstorm.

Plate 21

Dawn #2: 2002 Zion National Park. Moments later as the light changes.

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Plate 22

Family Swim: 2003, Iceland. A placid lake before dawn.

Plate 23

Mountain Dawn: 2004, Glacier NP. The dramatic light of sunrise in the mountains. Taken on the Going to the Sun road.

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Plate 24

Mountain Mist: 2006. Huangshan, China. The Yellow Mountains in China present a landscape that appears to be straight from ancient Chinese scroll paintings.

Plate 25

Forest Fire: 2003. The Rockies. Forest fires can cause vast devastation, but ultimately they are responsible for the renewal of the forest. They also can create a stark beauty.

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Plate 26

Geyser Glow: 2002, Yellowstone NP. At -30C any moisture freezes instantly on contact with trees, cameras, and exposed skin.

Plate 27

Mono Sunrise: 1999. Mono Lake. One of the archetypal locations of American landscape photography

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Iceland

Plate 28

Rainbow Lake: 2001, Iceland. We had been driving along the rainy east coast of Iceland for three days. Heading into the mountains in hope of some respite from the rain, we emerged from the clouds to see a rainbow forming over a glistening lake in a dark volcanic valley. Moments after this image was made, the rainbow disappeared and the clouds descended again.

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Plate 29

Ringed Cloud: Iceland, 2000. Driving in the far north of Iceland at approximately 1am, we saw this lenticular cloud being illuminated from beneath by the midnight sun. A lone farmhouse sits on a hillside beneath it.

Plate 30

Circular Rainbow: Iceland, 2004. Icebergs calve off a glacier into a small lake on the southern coast of Iceland. At midnight, just as the sun is setting for a short while, a rainbow forms, creating a full circle with it's reflection.

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Plate 31

Green and Black: Iceland, 2004. Algae in a small lake, with hardy grass growing out of the rich volcanic sand.

Plate 32

Snow Tooth: Iceland, 2004. On a high mountain pass at dawn, the last remnant of a melting snow field.

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Plate 33

Highway and Cloud. 2006, Iceland. Sometimes when searching for the interesting one finds the unique. Driving in Iceland, a land of exotic photographic opportunities, I was struck by the simple graphic nature of this cresting hill and cloud.

Plate 34

The Black Church. 2003, Iceland. This famous old church is usually closed, but on the day we were there the caretakers daughter was playing in the doorway as I set up for an architectural shot. Count the triangles.

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People in the Landscape

Plate 35

Photographer on The Dunes: 1996, Death Valley. This was the signature image of The Luminous Landscape web site during its first few years.

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Plate 36

A Walk in the Clouds: Florida, 2001. Photographed from a low angle, this road bisects the sky, with sunrise-warmed clouds below and blue sky above.

Plate 37

Cable Gang: Bangladesh, 2054. At the ship-breaking yards at Chittagong gangs of men drag heavy steel cables out to ships which are then steam winched closer to shore at high tide, where they are then cut apart for scrap.

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Plate 38

Fishing at Dawn: 2005, Guilin, China. For a thousand years fisherman have fished this river with their reed boats and cormorants.

Plate 39

Dune Walk: 2006, Namibia. Four Himba tribes women walk the crest of a dune in the far north of the country, near the Angolan border. The Himba are one of the last nomadic tribes left in Africa.

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Plate 40

To Market: 2005, Bangladesh. A horse-drawn card loaded with cabbages heads to market, while three woman walk in the fog toward the local textile factory to begin their day.

Plate 41

Laundry Day: 2005, Huangshan. China. Porters carry all food, supplies and laundry up and down a 2,000 ft mountain.

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Plate 42

Massai Waiting: 2003, Tanzania. In the heat of the Serrengetti a group of Massai wait for transpiration in the shade of a tree. Taken at 1000mm.

Plate 43

Kite Flying: 2005, Bangladesh. A child runs through a field of mustard, preparing to fly his kite.

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Workers

Plate 44

The Gleaners: 1997, Ontario. Farm workers preparing the field on a spring morning.

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Plate 45

Sewing: 2005, Shanghai, China. A tailor plies his trade at an open shop in the old quarter of Shanghai.

Plate 46

Close Shave: 2005, Shanghai, China. Handling the customer a bit more roughly than might be expected, a street barber gives a straight-razer shave.

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Plate 47

Mondrian Sacks: 2005, Bangladesh. Workers unload a barge carrying bags of rice, and stack them under colourful tarps.

Plate 48

Carrying Sand: 2005, Bangladesh. Wicker baskets full of sand are carried off a barge near a cement plant. Manual labour is less expensive than machines in Bangladesh.

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Plate 49

Sweeping the Ring: 2004, Seville, Spain. After each bull fight a sweeper cleans the ring and smoothes the sand.

Plate 50

Winnowing Rice: China, 2005. Ancient winnowing methods used in modern times.

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Plate 51

Wall Painting: 2002, Burrano, Italy. One of the most colourful towns in all of Italy, Burrano is just a short ferry ride from Venice.

Plate 52

The Moment of Truth : 2004, Seville, Spain. The instant that the bull is dispatched. Love it or hate it, there is a dreadful beauty to the corrida.

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Children

Plate 53

Santorini Laneway: 2005, Santorini, Greece. A child runs though the ancient cobblestone streets of this island town in the Aegean.

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Plate 54

Orphanage: 2005, Bangladesh. Children and roosters in the courtyard of an orphanage in Bangladesh.

Plate 55

Snatching: 2005, Bangladesh. A child snatches a treat from a vendor on a ferry.

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Plate 56

Girl and Dolls: 2002, Florence, Italy. A young girl admires the objects of her affection in a shop window.

Plate 57

Girl in Ruins: 2005, Bangladesh. As we explored a ruined building in the city ancient city of Sonagoran, this young girl followed us about, silently, with her hands clasped behind her head.

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Plate 58

Luca: Muskoka, Ontario. 2006. The symmetry of childhood innocence.

Plate 59

Child in Doorway: 2005, Sonagoran, Bangladesh. A young boy holding a kite stops in the doorway of a ruined building.

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The Hand of Man

Plate 60

The Brickworks: 2003, Toronto. An abandoned brick factory not far from downtown Toronto. Shafts of sunlight penetrate the gloom though holes in the roof, illuminating an antique brick press.

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Plate 61

Pouring Slag: 2005, Burlington, Ontario. The steel town of Burlington, Ontario at sunset. I pulled off the highway just in time to capture this scene.

Plate 62

Pink and Blue: 2006, Kolmanskop, Namibia. For fifty years the sand has invaded the abandoned diamond mining town of Kolmanskop. This room is one of hundreds filled with drifting sand.

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Plate 63

Collapsed Tank: 2007, South Georgia: A century-old whale oil tank in collapse at an abandoned whaling station.

Plate 64

Ferry Passengers: 2005 Dakah, Bangladesh. Passengers stream on and off a ferry at the dock in Dakah harbour.

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Wildlife

Plate 65

A Threat: 2003, Tanzania. A lioness guarding a group of cubs issues a threat.

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Plate 66

Long Necks: Giraffes grace the tree tops in almost perfect camouflage.

Plate 67

Taking Flight: 2002. Bosque del Apache, New Mexico. Sandhill Cranes wait their turn to fly as a huge flock of snow geese take to the air at dawn.

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Plate 68

Penguin Pool: 2007, Antarctica. Startled by our approaching ship, four penguins dive into a pool formed inside a passing iceberg.

Plate 69

Jellyfish and Penguin: 2007, Antarctica. A giant Lion's Mane Medusa floats serenely in a glacial bay while a penguin leaps in the background.

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Plate 70

Ancient Fisherman: 2005, Bay of Bengal, Bangladesh. Looking much as they must have for the past thousand years, fisherman sail against the rising sun on the Bay of Bengal.

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You can view a slide show of the book's pages here.

Each screen page shows two book pages, side by side, which open to 24" in width.

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Concepts: Sand, Cloud, 1925, Dune, 1921, 1919, 1918, 1922

Entities: Kolmanskop, Deadvlie, Seville, Burlington, Guilin, Shanghai, Bengal, Apache, Sonagoran, Burrano, Venice, Florence, The Brickworks, Africa, Antarctica, an orphanage, Snow Tooth, China, China, Tanzania, Italy, Spain, White Sands, Angolan border, Chinese, Death Valley, Yellow Mountains, Rainbow Lake, Monument Valley, Rockies, Black Church., Michael Reichmann, Mountain Dawn, Dune Walk, Ancient Fisherman, Wicker, Huangshan, Sandhill Cranes, Dolls, Bosque, Mondrian Sacks, New Mexico, Florida

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