We're honored to have world-renowned photographer Arthur Meyerson return to Maine Media for his fifth year. His latest book, The Color of Light, is also the title of his workshop running from July 7 to 13. Photographer, collector, and bookstore owner Tim Whelan spent some time with his gorgeous book, and wrote this review for us:
A keen eye for color and light is always a given with Arthur Meyerson's work. But it is his strong sense of design, and knowlege of the right moment that are so apparent in his latest book. Meyerson has worked and played hard at photography for almost four decades. The Color of Light is a rare treat. Seldom does the art and craft of making a book all work perfectly together. The book's design is exceptional, and the quality of its printing high (clearly beneﬁting from Arthurʼs willingness to ﬂy to China to oversee book production). That he has thought about making this book for years comes through in his careful selection and sequencing of images. Most importantly, every one of the book's 113 images are strong.
The Color of Light is a book that we can study and learn from. It is a book that inspired me to pick up my camera and see the world with fresh eyes. Over the past few months I have looked at it often, and it just keeps growing on me. I have no doubt that it will remain an important and inspiring book. Arthur has always thought of Ernst Haas as his mentor, and Ernst would love this book.
In additon to the stunning images, The Color of Light also includes essays by Jay Maisel and Sam Abell, as well as a conversation between Arthur and John Paul Caponigro. Sam Abell has a new set of four books out this year as well. Titled The Sam Abell Library: The Photography of Places, it is the ﬁrst in a series of four multi-volume sets. A highlight of this fortieth summer at The Maine Media Workshops will no doubt be the presentations of Arthur Meyerson & Sam Abell at the Rockport Opera House, and the book signing following them at the gallery. Sam and Arthur are great photographers, teachers, and friends.
Arthur Meyerson The Color of Light is 184 pages, 9 3/4x10 1/2 inches. $80.00.
For more information about buying The Color of Light and many other wonderful hand-picked photography books, please visit Tim Whelan Photographic Books located inside the Maine Media Gallery in Rockport village, or by emailing Tim at firstname.lastname@example.org