Nov 23rd

2011

The Art of Adventure

This past year a number of beautiful books have rolled across my desk, none more beautiful than my friend Bruce Percy’s The Art of Adventure, 40 Photographic Examples. Bruce first caught my attention with his incredible podcasts – all of which he photographs, scripts, and records himself, including music he writes and records himself. His photographs are stunning and inspire me not only to photograph differently, but to travel farther, and get out into the light.

The Art of Adventure is gorgeous. It’s 88 pages, hardbound, and beautifully printed. The first edition is limited to 1,000 copies, and there are editions that come with limited edition prints as well.

I don’t know that I’ve ever recommended a book like this, but Bruce has done a beautiful thing here. If you love stunning photography or are doing some gift shopping for a photographer you love, you can  find Bruce’s book HERE. Sample images of the book are HERE. Finally, you can read the Preface, written by another photographer whose work has a strong place in my imagination, Michael Kenna, HERE.

Comments (6)
  1. Duncan Fawkes

    November 23, 2011 at 11:53 pm

    It’s on my Christmas list and I’ve been a very good boy this year! :)

    Also going to Skye with Bruce in March and can’t wait! If just one flake of his talent rubs off on me I’ll be very happy.

  2. November 24, 2011 at 1:47 am

    Very nice inspiration! Love his work, thanks for sharing!

  3. November 24, 2011 at 1:58 am

    David, I can’t thank you enough for introducing me to this very talented photographer! Looking at his photo is pure inspiration.

  4. November 24, 2011 at 6:52 am

    Looks great, I’m going to have a look at the podcast now. Thanks.

  5. November 24, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Oh wow! It looks beautiful!!!! Thanks for the heads up. Will keep this in my list for future photography book purchases! :c) Happy travels to you!

  6. Danielle Kalinovskis

    November 30, 2011 at 3:41 am

    Wow, stunning! Thanks for sharing this. I might just have to write to Santa now! ;-)