In 2001, the author embarked on an ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. He created two influential photographic books: On This Earth (2005) and A Shadow Falls (2009). This book collects the images from Brandt's first two books, along with their essays.
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In 2001, Nick Brandt embarked on an ambitious photographic project, a trilogy of books memorializing the vanishing natural grandeur of East Africa. Focusing on some of the worlds last great populations of large mammals elephants, giraffes, lions, gorillas and their kin he created two of the new century's most influential photographic books: On This Earth (2005) and A Shadow Falls (2009). His iconic portraits of these majestic animals express an empathy usually reserved for human subjects. The magisterial On This Earth, A Shadow Falls collects the most memorable images from Brandt's first two books, along with their accompanying essays. A testament to the bookmakers craft, it is the first volume on Brandt's work to capture the superb quality of his remarkable, large format prints, which are notable for their velvet blacks and tonal subtleties.