Suburban-Boston photographer Andrew Child announces the release of his second coffee table book, Cape Cod and the Islands: Light Beyond Vision. The 13” x 11”, 167 page book showcases 78, double-page panoramas. The book is now available to purchase on Child’s web site in both hardcover and e-book formats.
A companion exhibition of two-dozen, 36-inch, aluminum prints featuring panoramas from the book will premiere at ArtSpace Maynard, December 11, 2019 through January 10, 2020 with a reception and official book launch on Saturday, December 14th, 5-7 pm.
A distant lighthouse silhouetted against the clouds of an approaching storm. A trawler tossed onto the rocks during a Nor’easter. A shop specializing in Buddha statues. A waterfront mansion with a surprising connection to the Civil Rights movement. This is Cape Cod and the Islands: Light Beyond Vision.
The panoramas in this book have been shot in infrared light using a unique photographic approach that renders otherwise invisible light into brilliant, haunting, surrealistic landscapes.
“I want to challenge what we think of as real in a photograph,” says Child. “This isn’t literal, documentary work. It’s about capturing spaces as we dream them and wish them to be. This is the Cape and Islands of summer as we remember them in the dark, cold, midwinter of New England.”
Andrew Child is a freelance commercial and fine art photographer. Over the past twenty years, he has experimented with and perfected a unique infrared panoramic photography process, amassing a body of work that ranges geographically from the American Southwest to New England to the Middle East to Cuba. His process is demonstrated in his most recent project, Cape Cod and the Islands: Light Beyond Vision and in his prior book Havana: Light Beyond Vision, which was published in 2016.