How can one’s breath not be taken away when looking at these images? Printed with the photographer on press alongside our impressive team of craftsman, the 90 quadtone reproductions in this book have a richness and tonality much like the original prints. From the Sierra cloth with debossed, foil stamped front cover and spine with a tip on print to its smyth sewn Phoenix Motion Xantur matte signatures and oblong shape, the magnificence of presentation matches Brandt’s passion for the animals and land photographed. The project began in 2001, with the artist’s intention to dedicate one last song to the animals and places of Africa before they get destroyed. His methods are unique and quite impressive as well, using only a medium format camera with two fixed lenses, no telephoto, to truly get up close to these imposing creatures. Brandt’s response, “You wouldn’t take a portrait of a human being from a hundred feet away and expect to capture their spirit; you’d move in close”(quote from wikipedia).