Literary Chickens

Literary Chickens From the best selling photographer of Ancient Trees Portraits of Time here are grand platinum palladium portraits of Gallus gallusFunny fierce and flamboyant heritage breed chickens assess the ca

From the best selling photographer of Ancient Trees Portraits of Time, here are grand, platinum palladium portraits of Gallus gallusFunny, fierce, and flamboyant, heritage breed chickens assess the camera in black and white Like marble busts, Beth Moon s focus on the birds faces reveals character traits about the birds and if we look long enough about ourselves.Moon sFrom the best selling photographer of Ancient Trees Portraits of Time, here are grand, platinum palladium portraits of Gallus gallusFunny, fierce, and flamboyant, heritage breed chickens assess the camera in black and white Like marble busts, Beth Moon s focus on the birds faces reveals character traits about the birds and if we look long enough about ourselves.Moon s approach is underscored with pairings from classic literature, which rather than simply anthropomorphizing the birds acknowledges their souls The proud Silver Appenzellar Spitzhauben is flanked by a description of a poet, from George Eliot s Middlemarch A plump Black Sumatra illuminates a particularly Dostoyevskian paragraph from The Brothers Karamazov And a relatively plain, wrinkle eyed Reza Asla mirrors a description of a preacher from James Baldwin s Go Tell It on the Mountain.From the camera of one of the greatest living chroniclers of nature, beautifully designed and printed, here is an art book for lovers of photography, great literature, and of course, chickens.With a foreword by actress, filmmaker, and philanthropist Isabella Rossellini.

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  1. Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, makes her exhibition prints exclusively with the platinum palladium process, which allows for the greatest possible permanence and tonal range Moon s work has been published widely in magazines, and she is represented by galleries in the United States, Italy, Israel, Brazil, and Dubai.

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