Debra Bloomfield - Wilderness
Q & A with Bob Aufuldish
Debra Bloomfield engaged for five years on a photographic project in the wilderness. After photographing the desert in Four Corners and the ocean in Still, she has moved on in this new book to the forest.
In Wilderness ($50.00), Debra's photographs do not describe a particular place. She does not catalog the elements that add up to wilderness. She does not show each detail she observed or convey all the information she learned while she was there. Instead, her photographs and soundscapes bring us to the experience of wilderness. A CD is an integral part of this book, allowing the reader to share the photographer’s journey of hearing the call of birds overhead, the crunch of snow underfoot, and the hum of a ferry’s engine.
In Wilderness, Bloomfield has engaged the contributions of notable writers Terry Tempest Williams, Lauren Oakes, and Rebecca Senf, who all have essays featured in the book. The book includes a CD soundscape, that Bloomfield considers a collaboration between her and her son, musician Jake Bloomfield-Misrach.
Debra Bloomfield’s poetic large-scale color photographs are included in the collections of the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Phoenix Art Museum, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the George Eastman House, and the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Bob Aufuldish is the designer of Wilderness. Bob is teaching at CCA and is well known both in the Bay Area, as well as New York for his exceptional book designs.
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