on the last day of the garden blogger’s conference in seattle this summer (more posts to come… promise…) Timber Press added some take home items to our going away goodie bag. one of them was an 18″ x 24″ poster with gorgeously photographed twigs, leaves, fruits and nuts. talk about eye candy.
the poster was a marketing piece for the recently released book Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secrets of Everyday Trees by Nancy Ross Hugo photographed by Robert Llewellyn. at the time, i thought it was the contrast between the images and the poster’s stark white background that made the poster so compelling to the eye, but i soon found out it was the photographic technique itself. instead of taking a single top-down image of a tree’s anatomy, Robert took a more in-depth approach, layering images at successive focal ranges to result in a rich, fully focused composite. the perfect example of palimpsest, and photographic genius if you ask me.
Timber Press is hosting a give away, so head on over to their contest page and enter to win a copy of this visually intriguing book. while there, you can see more about the book’s authors and photographic techniques. the contest runs until September 9th, so don’t delay.
disclaimer: i will receive a review copy of the book in exchange for this cross blog posting. i’m looking forward to reviewing it.
p.s. if you’re a lover of layers, and palimpsest, like me, check out the music of cellist Zoë Keating. her latest album is coincidentally called Into the Trees. NPR has a recent story about her compelling work here.