Richard Misrach: Notations
A sumptuous, large-format photographic homage to the end of the analog era
Since 2006, coinciding with his shift away from analog film to working exclusively with a digital camera, Richard Misrach has been exploring the aesthetic possibilities of the negative image. His latest body of work, debuted in this deluxe, oversize (16.75 by 13 inches), landscape-format volume, comprises dazzling, sublime photographs of landscapes and natural scenes--in negative, but using color with great dexterity and nuance.
Inspired by Ansel Adams' comparison of the photographic negative to a musical score, and John Cage's 1969 book, Notations, which compiles music scores as art, Misrach here envisages the photographic image as a score-like negative, teetering on abstraction, that invites a diversity of interpretations. The result is a series of immense beauty unlike any previous Misrach publication.
Published by Radius Books, 2022
Richard Misrach, Darius Himes
11.9 x 15.6 in.
Hardcover, 196 pages