by ERNIE BUTTON
“As a whiskey drinker and a curator, Vanishing Spirits brings two favorites together.
As a whole, Button’s images speak to the universe, the deep sea, and the world of microorganisms. Individually, one finds a visceral complexity in each photograph, a complexity not unlike what a Scotch drinker experiences in a golden glass of Macallan. There are images in Vanishing Spirits that carry the sense of a fine Japanese print while others seem to be a study of a radioactive cell or deep-sea creature. Macallan 101 strikes me as a fiery planet-like place where the ocean meets the sun, the glowing redness created in that lovely slow burn as liquid is absorbed by the elements. Ernie Button explores food and drink like other artists explore foreign countries. He finds rare curiosities in unexpected places, like the elaborate structures left behind as Scotch evaporates from a glass. In his focus and attention, the smallest details become clear, capturing the magic of this mysterious and wonderful world.“ – Hamidah Glasgow
Vanishing Spirits: The Macallan Collection features 10 images from Ernie Button’s enigmatic, colorful, abstract, and exquisite photographic series showcasing the dried remnants of scotch whiskey. Button produced many of these images in collaboration with The Macallan as a part of the distillery’s “Masters of Photography” project, and a full set of Button’s photographs now hang in Scotland. This photo-eye Editions portfolio features an Anodized Aluminum box with ceramic enhanced engraving, a custom foil stamped outer folder, and 10 11 x 14” plates hand printed on beautiful Hahnemühle paper.
The Fifth photo-eye Editions Publication
by ELAINE LING
Baobab: Tree of Generations is a limited edition portfolio of twelve 11x14" pigment ink prints from Elaine Ling's acclaimed series of photographs of these magnificent trees from Madagascar, Mali and Limpopo, Africa. The Edition is limited to 30 portfolios.
Using the now discontinued 4x5 Polaroid positive/negative material with its distinctive edges, Ling's photographs capture the dramatic nature of these monumental trees. For this portfolio, the images are bled to the edges of the paper. Also included is an essay by Kevin Miller, Director, Southeast Museum of Photography.
This is the fifth publication in our photo-eye Editions series of contemporary photographers' projects. Housed in a beautiful, engraved aluminum box, the work is exquisitely printed on 11x14" Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper. These prints may easily be framed using our matching German-made, magnetic aluminum shadow-box frames. Please inquire about these wonderful frames.
The fourth publication from photo-eye Editions
by TOM CHAMBERS"Twenty-five years ago I traveled freely throughout the Mexican countryside where I relished a warm, welcoming, and slow-paced style of living. I was heartened by the physical beauty of the landscape and the simple, pure lifestyles shared by both the Hispanic and indigenous people of Mexico. A sense of spirituality and magic were imbedded in their religious practices, crafts, art, dance, and literature. Recently, I returned to Mexico where I experienced a country teetering on the brink of change created by increasing political and economic challenges, and exacerbated by the trappings of global consumerism. The Mexican people appeared handcuffed by demands largely outside of their control and threatened by the potential loss of their cultural richness. Sensing that little time remains to photograph the beauty of Mexico, I have created the series “Dreaming In Reverse” to express both my concern for cultural loss, as well as my appreciation for the inherent loveliness of Mexican life. Employing magic realism, an art genre used in the early twentieth century in Mexico, I have attempted to create images of Mexico which seem true and believable, but also perhaps improbable. These photomontages illustrate my dreams for the Mexican people that they are able to retain the authenticity of their culture." - Tom Chambers.
This portfolio of twelve pigment ink prints housed in an archival anodized aluminum box is published in a limited edition of thirty with two artist’s and two printer’s proofs. The prints were produced with archival pigment inks printed on hahnemühle photo rag baryta.
Bestselling photo-eye Editions
"While Carla van de Puttelaar's full-length nudes do indeed evoke Cranach's Venus - with their pale bodies posed graciously against an all-consuming black background - they are quite different women and so is their variety of beauty. Five hundred year old Venus is an actress, a captivating temptress commanding the stage, despite her fragile figure. She firmly holds ground. By contrast, van de Puttelaar's young women do not stand, but rather they float. They seem weightless, floating gently upwards, perhaps, or descending slowly, or hovering motionless in mid-air, before a pitch black sky, a few feet above ground, where the slightest breeze could sigh them away. They are wingless angels, caught in a merciless searchlight, but are oblivious to it. Or, alternately perhaps they are just floating by, unexpectedly, carried by the steady current of a deep, dark, ice-cold mountain stream. Who can tell?" - From the introduction by Fred G. Meijer
This exquisite portfolio of full-body nude photographs contains a title page, essay, fifteen 11x17 inch archival pigment ink prints, a list of plates and a signature page. Limited to fifty copies, each is contained in an elegant anodized aluminum box. The pigment ink prints are made on Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta paper.
The second publication from photo-eye Editions
This stunning limited edition portfolio is comprised of twelve pigment ink prints chosen from Watanabe's series of macaque monkey portraits made in 2008 and includes text by Watanabe and an official introduction from the Suo Sarumawashi Association. Limited to fifty copies along with three artist proofs, each is contained in an elegant anodized aluminum box. The pigment ink prints are made on 11x14 inch Hahnemühle Photo Rag Baryta.
About the Deluxe Limited Edition
The deluxe limited edition contains a thirteenth image, a gelatin-silver photograph, printed, signed and numbered by the artist. Limited to twenty copies and two artist proofs, the deluxe edition is presented in black anodized aluminum box.
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Introducing the premier publication of photo-eye editions
The book is presented in an engraved anodized aluminum box and includes a signed and numbered pigment ink print "Lighter Lofts," printed by the artist on 11x14 inch paper and created especially for this limited edition. This thirteenth image in the Habitat Machines series will not be available in any other format. The book itself is also signed and numbered by the artist.
Each image is printed on 14x22 inch paper that is scored and folded, forming a double page spread within the book. The book design allows each page to open and lay flat within the binding. The silver foil stamped boards are attached using a custom aluminum continuous hinge which also contributes to the book's ability to open flat.
This is the first book published by photo-eye Editions and is produced at photo-eye Studios, Santa Fe, New Mexico.
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