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Beth Moon - book author

Beth Moon, a photographer based in San Francisco, makes her exhibition prints exclusively with the platinum/palladium process, which allows for the greatest possible permanence and tonal range. Moon’s work has been published widely in magazines, and she is represented by galleries in the United States, Italy, Israel, Brazil, and Dubai.

Beth Moon is the author of books: Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time, Ancient Skies, Ancient Trees, Literary Chickens, Between Earth and Sky, Uralte Bäume - magische Gestirne, Literarische Hühner: Fotografien von Beth Moon, A Day in Paradise: A Day In Paradise, A Day In Paradise: A Day in Paradise by Beth Moon, The Treehopper: The Treehopper, Sarah Moon: Metamorphoses

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Black-and-white photographs of the world's most majestic ancient trees, from the yews of England to the baobabs of Madagascar.
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Throughout much of the world, night skies are growing increasingly brighter, but the force that protects the remaining naturally dark sky, unpolluted by artificial light, is the same that saves its ancient trees--isolation. Staking out some of the world's last dark places, photographer Beth Moon uses a digital camera to reveal constellations, nebulae, and the Milky Way, in rich hues that are often too faint to be seen by the naked eye. As in her acclaimed first volume, Ancient Trees: Portraits of Time, these magnificent images encounter great arboreal specimens, including baobabs, olive trees, and redwoods, in such places as South Africa, England, and California.

In her artist's statement, Beth Moon describes the experience of shooting at night in these remote places. An essay by Jana Grcevich, postdoctoral fellow of astrophysics at the American Museum of Natural History, provides the perspective of a scientist racing to study the stars in a world growing increasingly brighter. Clark Strand, the author of Waking Up to the Dark: Ancient Wisdom for a Sleepless Age, takes a different tack, illuminating the inherent spirituality of trees.
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From the best-selling photographer of Ancient Trees, an arresting collection of black-and-white chicken portraits paired with quotations from classic literature

Fierce, funny, and flamboyant, fifty-two heritage-breed chickens assess the camera with a keen gaze. By focusing on the faces of her avian subjects, Beth Moon reveals them to us not just as beautiful and exotic creatures, but as individuals in their own right.

Moon's intimate portraits capture a startling range of emotions and personalities, underscored by excerpts from literature. A martial Spanish White Face is flanked by a passage from Beowulf; a fantastical Buff-Laced Polish, by a line from Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; and a refined Blue Polish, by a character sketch from Swann's Way.

An essay by chicken keeper and best-selling author Melissa Caughey and cultural critic Collier Brown sheds additional light on this fresh and remarkable body of work, which will appeal to animal lovers and literature buffs alike.
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Numinous and magical, the black-and-white photographs of Beth Moon celebrate nature and our relationship to it as a primary elemental experience. Moon is one of a handful of American photographers using nineteenth-century printing processes, which greatly amplify the spirit of enchantment that permeates her work. "Between Earth and Sky "presents five major series of works produced since 1999: "Portraits of Time," which portrays ancient and legendary trees from around the world; "Thy Kingdom Come," which explores animistic and totemic beliefs connecting humankind and the animal kingdom; "Odin's Cove," the story of a pair of mated ravens living in the wild; "The Savage Garden," which looks at the compelling, sinister beauty of carnivorous plants; and "Augurs and Soothsayers," a series of portrait-style photographs of exotic chickens. This volume is Moon's first monograph. Raised in Wisconsin, she lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.
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Wie nah ist dem Menschen doch das Huhn

Kann es sein, dass Hühner sehr viel menschlichere Züge haben, als wir bislang dachten? Oder ist es etwa andersherum: Wir gleichen den Hühnern, mehr als wir je vermutet haben? Beth Moon hat über 50 Hühner fotografiert und diese Porträts Texten der Weltliteratur gegenübergestellt. Das Ergebnis ist verblüffend, denn plötzlich sehen wir in dem Gockel, der selbstgefällig seinen Kopf zurückwirft, damit sein Federkranz noch deutlicher sichtbar wird, einen Dandy von Oscar Wilde oder in dem braven, etwas schüchtern anmutenden Huhn eine Figur aus einem Roman von Jane Austen. Anmutig, filigran, zum Teil skurril und verwegen scheinen verschiedenste Charaktere durch Beth Moons Fotografien: Ob Machiavellis Fürst, der Graf von Monte Christo, Dr. Jekyll und Mr. Hyde und viele mehr.

Beth Moon, die auch einige von Isabella Rossellinis Hühnern fotografieren durfte, sind grandiose Porträtaufnahmen gelungen, die nicht nur zeigen, dass in jedem Huhn eine echte Persönlichkeit steckt, sondern die abermals das große Können der amerikanischen Fotografin belegen.

Mit einem Grußwort von Isabella Rossellini
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Tina was very happy to be going to Massachusetts and make her dreams come true, she was just hired as a department manager and with a good pay, she decided to take a chance in 'life and move to Holland city Massachusetts. Sure enough things started to spark up right away after a year of living there, she meets the man of her dreams a model in the perfume and cologne industries and his career was sky rocking high in the sky. That's all she needed a man talented, wealthy and gorgeous, right away he was making millions and was in love with Tina, the only problem was the competition with the other beautiful girls in his life in particular Auburn she was a beautiful red head with a body of a goddess, and she only worked with him and in occasions went to cry to his place for moral support while his ex-boyfriend made life a living hell for her........Tina was completely jealous of her but kept it in the down low, but that was not the only thing that was worrying Tina, their was a murder in the apartment buildings that left everyone trembling and with all the detectives investigating everyone and everything there. Tina decides to do her own investigations and to her surprise finds herself involved deeply and now people want her dead, but who? And why? Soo far the cab driver was out to kill her and she knew, that Auburn didn't like her either.............This time she was going to defend herself to death or live in terror forever and that's something she was not going to do
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Celebrating Hermes' chosen theme of metamorphosis, this publication features 12 large-format photographs by French fashion photographer and filmmaker Sarah Moon (born 1941). Also included are ten short stories on metamorphosis by authors such as Mikhail Bulgakov, Aimee Bender, Yoko Ogawa, Jose Carlos Somoza, Cecile Ladjali and others, edited by Alberto Manguel.