We don’t just giveaway mobile photography apps and hardware here at TheAppWhisperer.com, we also giveaway photography books! We are delighted to announce our association with MACK and will be offering a series of digital books over the coming weeks to our loyal readers.
The Photography of Nature & The Nature of Photography by Catalan photographer Joan Fontcuberta, explores the artifice at the heart of photography – testing the limits of our faith in photographs as he creatively mixes fact with fiction, and science with art.
Fontcuberta is the 33rd recipient of the prestigious Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography, and this digital edition celebrating the award is a survey of Fontcuberta’s oeuvre, including six of his most iconic photographic series: Herbarium (1984) and Fauna (1987), dealing with botanical and biological findings of newly discovered species; Constellations (1993), images of previously undiscovered stars and their stardust; Sputnik (1997), which tells the tale of a Russian cosmonaut still lost in space; Sirens (2000), an investigative project for National Geologic on the finding of the Hydropithecus (mermaid) fossils; and Orogenesis (2002) in which Fontcuberta explores landscapes using Terragen technologies.
Fontcuberta’s photography is itself about photography’s own workings as a system of representation, as he exploits our desire to believe what we see in a photograph. The ebook includes essays by Geoffrey Batchen and Jorge Wagensberg that unpick the myths Fontcuberta has so meticulously constructed.
This book retails for £10.99 on the UK iBookstore and the equilavent where it is available. If you would like to be in with a chance to win the full iBooks version of this book, we would like you to like us on Facebook (here), follow us on Twitter (here) – and most importantly reply to this post and tell us what you love most about TheAppWhisperer.com. We’ll enter your email address into our magical hat and if you’re a winner you will find a promo code sitting in your inbox very soon.