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La Vida Brinca

La Vida Brinca

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La Vida Brinca

by Bill Wittliff

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ISBN 10
0292713207
ISBN 13
9780292713208
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Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 2006. AA1 - A first edition hardcover book SIGNED and dated by Bill Wittliff on the half-title page and also SIGNED by Stephen Harrigan on the title page in near fine condition in near fine dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners. A book of Tragaluz Photography. WIth Introductory Essays by Elizabeth Ferrer & Stephen Harrigan. La Vida Brinca reveals that Wittliff's tragaluz photography is an ideal vehicle for finding profound meaning in the commonplace, for seeing beyond what the eye can see. 12"x12.25", 192 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. La Vida Brinca - life jumps - and yet we strive to capture its passing moments by creating images. One of the simplest yet most evocative techniques for image-making is pinhole photography. Using a tiny aperture without a lens to shine light on a piece of film, pinhole cameras accumulate light until an image forms. Bill Wittliff calls the cameras he makes tragaluces, "light swallowers." By controlling only the size of the aperture, the distance to the film, and the length of the exposure, he makes images that forsake the documentary realism of traditional photography to disclose instead the presence of the mystical in the everyday world. The tragaluz photographs in La Vida Brinca record iconic images of Hispanic life. Wittliff photographed fiestas, religious observances, street scenes, people's faces, and enduring rural landscapes. But with the soft focus and surprise elements that typify his tragaluz photographs, these images become dreamlike - scenes from a world where, as Stephen Harrigan says, "reassuring touchstones are likely to dissolve, and where the unseen is always startlingly on view." The accompanying essays by Harrigan and Elizabeth Ferrer discuss the history and techniques of pinhole photography, as well as Bill Wittliff's artistic choice to work in this medium. As a work of art, La Vida Brinca reveals that pinhole photography is an ideal vehicle for finding profound meaning in the commonplace, for seeing beyond what the eye can see.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.

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Title
La Vida Brinca
Author
Bill Wittliff
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
Near Fine
Edition
First Edition
ISBN 10
0292713207
ISBN 13
9780292713208
Publisher
University of Texas Press
Place of Publication
Austin, Texas
Date Published
2006
Keywords
ART PHOTOGRAPHY COLLECTIONS CATALOGUES EXHIBITIONS TRAGALUZ PHOTOGRAPHY PINHOLE TECHNIQUES
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Photography;
Size
Folio - over 12" - 15" tall

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