Intimations of Paradise is the first monograph
of Christopher Burketts most acclaimed photographs created exclusively with his 8x10 view camera. Burkett
captures the exhilarating and exuberant landscapes with a clarity
and brilliance that has established him as one of the premier color
photographers of our time. This luminous collection chronicles some
of his favorite landscapes and subjects and illustrates some of
the greatest American color landscape photography today.
Included are three essays by noted writers, contemplating the precision
and mastery Burkett has achieved, examining all facets of his work,
including the photograph as icon. These scholars note Burketts
technical genius and outstanding contribution to art history that
place him in a realm of his own, achieving in color what Ansel Adams
previously mastered in black and white.
Christopher Burkett shares his own quiet discourse in what is perhaps
the most touching and revealing essay, offering a greater understanding
of his artistic approach and a deeper compassion for his spiritual
journey with photography.