Lunar lens: Darren Almond’s nocturnal nature series
In Fullmoon, the conceptual meets the poetic: in more than260 photographs, British artist Darren Almond catches landscapes around the globe, under the particular light of a full moon.
With the shutter kept open for over a quarter of an hour, rivers, meadows, mountains, and seashores are illuminated almost like daybreak, but the atmosphere is different: a mild glow emanates even from the shadows, star-lines cross the sky, and water blankets the earth like a misty froth. The enhanced moonlight infuses the landscapes with a sense of the surreal or the sublime, and with haunting ideas of time, nature and beauty.
The series circles around the possibility of Romantic themes today: majestic American mountains, austere Arctic ice fields, picturesque rocks by theseashore in Japan, and, most intimately viewed, the nature of Britain, whose painterly subjects are closest to home.
This book covers all parts of Almond's fullmoon series from the turn of the century up until today. It features an introduction bySheena Wagstaff, head of the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of theMetropolitan Museum in New York, and an in-depth essay by writer and criticBrian Dillon.
Also available in three Art Editions, all numbered and signed by the artist.
Text in English, French, and German