Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Ashes & snow....

Codex Ashes and Snow

by Canadian photographer Gregory Colbert

Codex Ashes and Snow is a celebration of the living masterpieces of nature. Bound in original book covers from the 17th century, Codex Ashes and Snow is a never-ending bestiary—a poem, a field study, a collection of photographs, artefacts and letters—that reminds us that the greatest artist of all is nature itself.

Since 1992 photographer and filmmaker Gregory Colbert has collaborated with more than 40 species around the world to create a 21st-century bestiary. These images attempt to express the world not only through human eyes, but also through the eyes of a whale, an elephant, a manatee, a meerkat, a cheetah, or an orangutan.

codex /koh-deks/ n. (pl. codices /koh-di-seez/ or codexes)

an ancient manuscript text in book form.
-- ORIGIN Latin, ‘block of wood’.
Oxford English Dictionary

love & light