Last Call by Harry Gruyaert. First edition (2020). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, Any questions please get in touch.
About Last Call
Last Call is an appreciation of airports, showcasing nearly 40 years of Gruyaert’s rich color photography. The “remarkable theatricality” of airports gives him plenty to play with. Waiting rooms with vast expanses of windows bring the outdoors in, establishing the contrast between the wait and the journey to come. The crisp lines and forms of modern airport architecture provide a framework for compelling compositions.
Gruyaert makes effective use of windows to explore the interplay of light and shadow. The rhythm of the windows’ frames and the shadows they cast punctuate the view. Reflections in the glass create complex compositions that often have the feel of multiple exposures.
About Harry Gruyaert
Harry Gruyaert was born in Antwerp (Belgium). Firstly, in 1941, studied at the School of Film and Photography in Brussels from 1959 to 1962. Then he became a photographer in Paris, while working as a freelance director of photography for Flemish television between 1963 and 1967.
He joined Magnum Photos in 1982, and has been a member even since. Originally he studied photography. He is the author of many monographs including Roots (2018), Edges (2018) and TV Shots (2007). He has become renown for his unique use of colour and dramatic compositions that he manages to discover all over the globe.
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