Oman. Eloquence and Eternity

MACGREGOR, Malcolm. Oman. Eloquence and Eternity.

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MACGREGOR, Malcolm. Oman. Eloquence and Eternity. [No place, printer or publisher, 2010].

Square large 4to (33 x 30.5 cm). Original red cloth, green endpapers, inside front cover with red silk, preserved in the original red box with lid, this with Omani coat-of-arms in white; pp. [24], [6], highly illustrated in colour in the text (including a portrait of His Majesty Sultan Quaboos Bin Said) and on 60 plates; near fine.
Extremely rare first edition with English text, privately published and not for sale, signed by the photographer on title-page. Malcolm MacGregor, the MacGregor Clan Chief, is a landscape photographer, based in Scotland, who specialises in photographing the more remote regions of the world, using the old artistic photochemical method. 'He has travelled to many countries on assignment including Afghanistan, Africa, Asia, Georgia, the Balkans, Brittany, Iceland and the Hebridean islands of Scotland. But it is to Oman that he returns time and time again. In fact his photographic life has very much been tied up with Oman over the past ten years. In 2000 he began photographing for his book ‘Wilderness Oman’ made over a two year period tapping into the eclectic mix of desert, mountain and coastal landscapes. His genre is wilderness landscape photography, searching out aspects of nature that are unusual and off the beaten track. Since then he has returned almost on a yearly basis, in pursuit of Omani light. He has witnessed many golden moments where mountains and coastline are transformed by the rising sun for a few brief moments, before the light becomes too harsh. It is this transformative period at dawn and dusk that he tries to capture on camera. He has produced a portfolio ‘Light over Oman’ and most recently a photographic study comprising some 60 photographs called ‘Oman: Eloquence and Eternity’. His work has been reviewed in many photographic magazines, such as Amateur Photographer and Outdoor Photography, Oman Today and the Oman Daily Observer' (artist's statement). - We currently stock the version with Arabic text as well.
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