Antarctic Verses â€“ VOL. 1
Signed by Nevis Granum
By Granum, Nevis C.
Privately published. 2012, First Edition. 4to â€“ 28cm. (2), 30pp., (2). Soft cover wraps with black-and-white pictorial cover. 25 full-page black-and-white photographic plates plus cover image.
This deceptively simple publication is Granumâ€™s first publication. It includes a series of elegantly composed images that stand alone and work as a unified and harmonious whole. These rich images of Antarctica are also made available by the author in various sizes and strictly limited to 25 copies.
From the authorâ€™s introduction:
â€śAntarctic Verses is a project that began in early January of 2012. At that time I traveled by ship from Ushuaia, Argentina through Beagle Channel and across the infamous Drake Passage to reach the Antarctic Peninsula. For 11 days I experienced the dramatic terrain of the Southern Continent. Equipped with two medium-format film cameras, I visually recorded moments of what I understood to be a shared consciousness between the ever-transforming landscape, the peninsulaâ€™s inhabitants, and myself. The result is the following collection of photographs, or as I see them, a series of visual verses. It is my intention that the photographs read as a poem or song. The images may stand alone, just as a stanza may secure it own legacy, but together they create a larger representative ethos.â€ť