“Macduff Everton updates travel photography in the same way that Ansel Adams updated 19th century photography of the West. He captures strange and eloquent moments in which time and the world, seem to stand still.” – Andy Grundberg, NY Times Photo Critic
Everton’s images for the new book “Around the Table – Recipes and Stories from The Lark, Santa Barbara” have been interpreted in his collection “Botanicals” for Cabana Home. Printed on Chromaluxe Aluminum, the easy-care works can be installed in areas – like kitchens – otherwise challenging for fine art.
The dictionary defines botanical as of or relating to plants. Botanical illustration and art became very popular beginning in the 18th c when printing progressed to a degree where artful and scientifically accurate illustrations of plants could be reproduced as prints. They were valued and popular as wall art. These photographs carry on that tradition and are a celebration of the inherent simple but classical beauty and vibrancy of a radish, a leek, or a medley of peppers.
His work is in the collections of many public and private institutions, including the Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris; Brooklyn Museum, New York; British Museum, London; International Center of Photography, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Musée de L’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland; Museo de Arte Moderno, Mexico City, Mexico; Museum of Modern Art, New York; and New York Public Library, New York. Everton exhibits his photos nationally and internationally.
He has collaborated on several archaeological books including, The Code of Kings The Language of Seven Sacred Temples & Tombs with archaeologists/epigraphers Linda Schele, Peter Matthews and Justin Kerr. Macduff often teams up with his wife, Mary Heebner, an abstract painter and writer. Their two very different visions of a place often inform each other’s work. They collaborated on the classic The Western Horizon (Abrams, 2000) and Patagonia, La Última Esperanza (distributed by University of Texas Press).
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