Sunday, November 22, 2015

Seven Continents: Photography of Mohan Bhasker

Join physician and landscape photographer Mohan Bhasker on a round-the-world journey to some of Earth's most exquisite sites. 

Vicariously traverse a Laos jungle, kayak among Antarctica's icebergs, trek through Nepal's Himalayan mountain range and Brazil's scorching sand dunes, and come upon impossibly blue lagoons tucked into the rugged Argentine terrain. 

Interspersed with the images are adventure travel stories about close calls with nature, opportunities missed, serendipitous timing, and the payoff of persistence. 

The camera lens lingers on everything from pristine panoramas to quiet coves and closeups of penguin chicks. In a fifteen-year collection of more than 220 photographs, the author pays tribute to the beauty, history, and significance of some of the most remote places on Earth.

Mixed feelings.

While seeing the cover, I was immediatelely attracted by the book.
Reading the summary, I thought I would be hooked and punched in the guts by traveling through the lense of this photographer.

Like his explanations about his journey and the stops he has decided to make in the different continents.
But I was dissapointed by the pcitures.
They are nice, some lovely but just one or two really had an impact on myself. I'm talking about the "wow" effect.
And for a photo adventure, i prefer to react and be impressed by the intensity.

The book is great. My opinion in this review is a question of sensibility. Always the case when you are talking about art and beauty. You can see the expression of the artist work and his pleasure in taking the pictures and you can have a different view and really enjoy it.

So make your own decision and see if the photos are talking to you...

Arc provided by Netgalley. I received this book in exchange of a fair and honest review.

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