Orpheus Descending

by Clayton Burkhart

Orpheus Descending

  • ISBN-13: 9781884167591
  • Author(s): Clayton Burkhart
  • Subject: Photography & photographs
  • Publisher: Umbrage Editions
  • Imprint: Umbrage Editions
  • Publication Date: 02-12-2006
  • Format: h/b

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Lost in a garden of steel, stone, concrete and neon, photographer Clayton Burkhart adopts the point of view of an anonymous wanderer in the mythic city of New York. Photographed over a span of 20 years, this book represents a descent into another kind of world. As in the myth of Orpheus, it speaks of absence and loss . We sense there is a personal story behind these pictures without ever having been given all the specific details. Expressionist in saturated colour and form, the grain of the film mixes with the rain until they cannot be separated.
About the book

Lost in a garden of steel, stone, concrete and neon, photographer Clayton Burkhart adopts the point of view of an anonymous wanderer in the mythic city of New York. Photographed over a span of 20 years, this book represents a descent into another kind of world. As in the myth of Orpheus, it speaks of absence and loss . We sense there is a personal story behind these pictures without ever having been given all the specific details. Expressionist in saturated colour and form, the grain of the film mixes with the rain until they cannot be separated.