A Photographer's LifeBook - 1996
"...Patterson powerfully underscores the inherently elegiac nature of the medium itself: photography captures only the past, caught fleetingly in shadow and light". -- Quill & Quire
"Patterson's prose is beautiful and seductive. His photographic art is riveting". -- Winnipeg Free Press
"...stunningly beautiful in the clarity of its reproductions, is a must for photographers". -- PSA Journal
"...an invaluable addition to the expanding Patterson photographic oeuvre". -- Kitchener-Waterloo Record
Published to raves from critics and immediate bestseller status (10,000 copies sold), Freeman Patterson's ShadowLight offers an intriguing blend of revealing biography, heightened observation and stunning photography that takes "the art of seeing" to a new level of visual and spiritual understanding. A book for photographers of every ability, for nature lovers, artists and designers, ShadowLight is also for anyone who hungers to seeand understand our world with freshness and passion.
He is, quite simply, one of the world's best photographers. To look at his photos of a South African ghost town consumed by the shifting sands of the Namib desert, or of the subtle colors of a northern river in autumn, is to see -- and feel -- a remarkable imagination and skill at work. Bestowed with international acclaim and awards, and admired by the hundreds of thousands who have bought his eight bestselling books,