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.