Friday, September 7, 2018
Book Review: 'Tall Tales, Long Lenses: My Adventures in Photography' by John E. Marriott
‘Art and nature thus allied…….’
John E. Marriott is widely recognized as one of Canada’s premier professional wildlife and nature photographers. For the past twenty years John has a ‘conservation photographer’ known for capturing wilderness sense and wild, free roaming animals in their natural habitats. His images have been published in National Geographic, BBC Geographic, Canadian Geographic and on his web series EXPOSED with John E, Marriott. He has published five highly honored and collected major books of his work.
TALL TALES, LONG LENSES is not only a magnificent collection of the beauty of Canadian landscape and the animals that live therein, it is also a memoir of John’s experiences as he relishes the joy of capturing beauty as he encounters it. His observation of animal life and personalities is fresh and laced with humor just as is his verbal description of the grandeur and awe inspired by being at one with nature.
The photographs are from all seasons and areas of Canada, close-ups (via long lens!) of bears fishing, panoramic vistas that are breathtakingly beautiful, and always a sense of love and respect for his subject. This not only an impressive volume of John’s work to date, but it is also a very fine coffee tale book to impress those who old venture with John into the wonders of Canada. Highly Recommended.
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