Paradise by Ruben van Schalm
The first official hardcover large-format photobook by Dutch photographer Ruben van Schalm
The core of the book by Ruben van Schalm, Paradise, depicts a place overruled by the elements of nature with at the centre its quintessential component: man. The journey towards finding and creating this very personal vision of paradise has been many years in the making. It was a journey of introspection, going down a path laid with shaky pebbles, but nevertheless essential because driven by an innate will to create and to reveal a particular vision. Years of research, travels and collaborations with like-minded individuals have shaped what we can see now in the pages of this book: an artistic force that found its calling in the portrayal of the relationship between man and nature. The book contains unpublished black & white and colour images from series that van Schalm has made in the Philippines, French Polynesia and Israel.
With an introduction written by Erwin Olaf
32cm x 24cm
Black & colour photographs