Recto Verso, 2019.
64 pp, 15 x 21 cm
Following on Hans Bol’s 2018 publication ‘God’s Allies’, in which he presented his black-and-white photographs of crows and ravens, ‘Revisited’ features silver gelatin prints that depict the darker and perhaps more divine side of these intriguing birds. After all, crows and ravens have gained a reputation for being intelligent, alert, and playful, and are often associated with both death and good fortune. At the same time, the publication is a personal celebration of the photographer’s craft. Bol goes on at length about his long hours of concentration in the darkroom, experimenting with chemical processes and chance, allowing himself the freedom to be precise, but not too precise. Item #19856