Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Safari A Photicular Book by Dan Kainen and Carol Kaufmann

This would have to be one of the most enchanting and beautiful books in my ever-growing collection. Purchased in 2012, the year of its publication it contains magnificent examples of photicular images, wherein individual video frames are sliced into very thin adjacent strips to create one master image. Below is an example of an African lion moving effortlessly towards you as you turn the page of the book. The book contains the story of the authors' safari through Kenya whilst they fielded the photographs and video footage to make this book. It also contains beautiful ink illustrations provided by Dover Publications. There are moving images of a cheetah, a lion, a gorilla, a rhinoceros, a zebra, an elephant, a gazelle and a giraffe, eight in all.

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