In Fullmoon, the conceptual meets the poetic
: in more than 260 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, stars leave their trails across 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 the seashore 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 by Sheena Wagstaff
, head of the Modern and Contemporary Art Department of the Metropolitan Museum
in New York, and an in-depth essay by writer and critic Brian Dillon
.Art Edition of 60 numbered copies (No. 121–180), each signed by Darren Almond, with the signed original print Fullmoon@Horseshoe Bend (2012).Also available in two additional Art Editions with alternative signed prints.