The Light Fades but the Gods Remain
The Light Fades but the Gods Remain by Bill Henson. First edition (2019). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. No markings. This is a new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About The Light Fades but the Gods Remain
The Light Fades But the Gods Remain presents Henson’s musings about the Melbourne suburb where he grew up. The bulk of the book is devoted to an iconic series he shot when he was in his 30s. The final 11 images were commissioned for an exhibition by the nearby Monash Gallery of Art and shot in 2018 and 2019. Henson, now in his 60s, explains that “I came to understand that what I wanted to capture and hold on to was a place which no longer existed. The possibility of photographing the landscape of memory and in so doing return to the ‘lost domain’ of childhood seemed both beguiling and yet so unlikely.” Although Henson may not be well known outside of Australia, he is one of the most celebrated contemporary photographic artists Down Under. This book is a showcase for his singular style. His painterly approach draws from the traditions of romantic literature and painting, with Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro lighting, elements of Flemish still-lifes, and a touch of Edward Hopper’s lonely voyeurism.