Widerness Photographs by Mischa de Ridder
Artimo, Amsterdam, 2003.
72 pages, 54 color illustrations, 12”x14½″.

This book was published five years ago, and we are shocked that it is still available. It has a series of 18 wonderful landscapes, and a set of double sided pages that can be removed to form two different wall sized photographs. The pieced together image is not a Gursky, but it would make any dentist from the 70’s envious, and have flashbacks of their waiting room. In the current economical climate you probably will hold off on buying that Gursky, but you can afford to purchase this book before it’s out of print. Right now, Wilderness is a steal at $42…add one to your collection. -PIP

In this book, lushly photographed flora isolated in nature alternates with enlarged details from the wilderness compositions that emphasize the four-color separation methods used in commercial printing. The detail pages encourage appreciation for the graphic qualities of the quiet views of undeveloped nature where tree bark ridges and layered flowering branches become organic patterns. The book’s pages are perforated for easy removal as the included images can be assembled to create two wall sized installations, each 1644 x 2082 mm (64.5 x 82.1 inches). -Artimo

Wilderness is available at Ooga Booga