Affinity of FormBook - 2009
"Stanford Lipsey's passion for fine art photography began in Aspen, Colorado 30 years ago with the sight of a simple pine cone seen through a macro lens. Ever since this revelatory moment, Lipsey has dedicated himself to revealing simple truths and a visual language of the natural world hidden around us. Whether it be cloud formations in an azure sky, light ripples in shimmering water, a dense pine forest, gentle ice crystals, or austere glass architecture, Lipsey's photographs suggest a sense of the inexplicable universal links that bond the elements and matter. Affinity of Form, Lipsey's first monograph, brings that vision to bear on a wide array of commonplace subjects from our everyday world. In the vein of Aaron Siskind, Lipsey's camera fixes frequently on surfaces, abstracting them in such a way that they become visual objects unto themselves, independent of their sources and newly compelling. Other images take a longer view, allowing monumental structures, both natural and man-made, to revert to basic shapes. A newspaperman by profession, Lipsey draws on a long-honed ability to capture events at precisely the right moment in this case, the moment when mundane objects cease
Publisher: Brooklyn, N.Y. : PowerHouse Books, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
Branch Call Number: 779. 092 LIP B
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly col. ill. ; 22 x 33 cm.